Pair Of DB's Hold High Interest In SMU

Two Texas defensive backs really like SMU. Come inside for more!

Hill Visits Ausborne

Tyler John Tyler safety Terry Ausborne received some exciting news recently when SMU defensive line coach Bert Hill extended an offer.

Hill visited Ausborne this past week and was able to talk to him about what SMU has to offer as a university.

"Coach Hill just told me about the school, and how they operate their program, and the type of offense and defense they run," he said.

Ausborne visited the Hilltop for SMU's junior day and came away impressed with the SMU campus and what the program has to offer as a whole.

"It was a really nice school, I remember they talked about how important education is and how good of a school it is," he said.

Academics will play a big factor in Ausborne's recruitment, as he identified it as one of the most important things he's looking for in a school.

"The main thing is academics," he said. "I am interested in business and I've been looking at the different business schools."

For now, Ausborne is focused on getting ready for his senior season, and is excited to show that John Tyler is going to do some great things.

"I am just trying to work on the small things, the things that make a player great," he said. "I'm excited for the season because we are losing a lot of seniors, so we'll have to show everyone that we are still a good team."

King Still Likes SMU

This past April, SMU had its annual spring game to cap off spring practices, and hosted a number of local recruits, including Richardson's Noah King.

King, a 5-foot-11 safety was able to make the short trip over to the Hilltop to check out one of his favorite schools.

"It was really nice," he said. "It had a nice home feeling, everyone was really friendly. Overall it is a beautiful school, the campus is really nice."

While on his visit, King focused in on the SMU defense specifically and liked the way defensive coordinator Tom Mason ran his unit. After the game, King was able to catch up with Mason and learn more about the program.

"I was able to talk to coach Mason after the game," he said. "He's my main recruiter, and he just talked to me about where I'd fit in at SMU."

Other schools have taken interest in King, who says ever since his junior season ended, the number of schools who have shown interest has increased.

"The list is starting to build. UTEP, Tulsa, Missouri, Boise State and Ole Miss have all been talking to me," he said. "I haven't scheduled any visits yet but I want to visit some of those schools soon."

No matter what schools Noah visits, he says he has a very strict list of criteria for what he wants in his future school.

"Definitely academics, it is very important to carry on my education in college," he said. "As far as football, any school where I can have a chance to play early."

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