Argyle Liberty Christian interior lineman Brad Lundblade just started hearing from SMU defensive line coach Bert Hill a few weeks ago but now holds an offer after visiting the campus earlier this week.
"It was really exciting because I want to major in business and they have a great business school," Lundblade said. "Coach Jones is doing a great job there. I'm really excited about it."
Coach Hill stopped by Liberty Christian a couple of weeks ago to pick up film on Lundblade and then invited him for a visit to SMU's campus over email shortly after. Lundblade and his dad, an SMU alum, toured the campus, spent time with offensive line coach Wes Suan and ended the visit with a short chat with Hill.
Lundblade then called Hill later that day to thank him for the visit and that is when Hill surprised him with the offer. With SMU now in the mix along with Tulsa, Tulane and North Texas, Lundblade expressed his excitement over the offer.
"They're definitely at the top of the list. Not necessarily number one, but one of the top ones," Lundblade said.
Lundblade's connection to the staff and the campus seems to be growing because of the whole package SMU can offer him. Lundblade has really connected with Hill and Suan and the campus is a plus, but that isn't the only influence on him.
"When my dad went there and majored in business, he said it really gave him a lot of connections. From a football and academic perspective, SMU really combines the whole package," the 6-foot-3, 286-pound Lundblade said.
What is most important to Lundblade is this decision is not just about four years of football.
"It's not a four-year decision, but a 40-year decision," he said. "SMU really gives me a good package for the next 40 years of my life."
Texas, Texas Tech and Kansas are starting to show interest. All three schools stopped by Liberty Christian this week to watch film, but Kansas did share some good news with Lundblade.
"Kansas said that they are extremely close to offering, but are waiting on a final decision from coach Charlie Weis to sign off on the offer," Lundblade said. "They said hopefully by next week I will know for sure.
"I'm really excited about hopefully getting my first Big 12 offer. That's huge."
Even though a Big 12 offer would be a big deal to Lundblade, he won't be ready to make a decision anytime soon.
"Obviously I'm not going to stretch it out too long," Lundblade said. "I just want to make visits and when I find the place that suits me then I'll make my decision. It'll kind of work itself out."
Lundblade said he'd like to have a decision before the start of his senior year so he can focus on the season.
Lundblade Amped About SMU Offer
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