Larue Closing In On SMU Offer

Bishop Dunne DB Ronnie Larue had a strong camp this weekend

SMU has been pursuing Ronnie LaRue for quite some time now, and the talented Bishop Dunne safety may finally be closing in on an offer after a strong performance at SMU's camp this past weekend.

"I feel that I did very well at camp I think I was one of the best defensive backs out there," Larue said. "After I did a couple of workouts, Coach (Tom) Mason was watching me closely, and Coach (Derrick) Odum was jumping up and down with me and getting me hyped up."

Now, Larue will have to play the waiting game- again.

"I talked to Coach Mason and Coach Odum, and they told me they really liked me and were really interested in me. Coach Odum said I looked really good out there," he said. "Coach Mason said they just needed to look at my film and will get back to me in a couple of days."

SMU has already offered a trio of his teammates in Nick Watkins, Jovan Pruitt and Payton Hendrix and extending an offer to Larue could help the Mustangs' chances of landing at least one of the highly touted 2014 prospects.

If SMU does in fact extend a scholarship, Larue says it will mean the world to him, and he would consider committing.

"It's been a little frustrating that they haven't offered since they've been on me for a while, but it pushes me to work harder," he said. "I had a great opportunity at the camp, and I didn't take it for granted. SMU is just a great school, and they are obviously high on my list."

The 6-foot, 185-pounder also caught the attention of SMU head coach June Jones. The two had a brief conversation, and Larue came away impressed.

"Coach Jones seems like a really good guy. He's all about winning, and I really liked that," Larue said. "He let me know that they liked me, and he told me about how he puts people in the NFL. I really respected that."

A day after competing on the Hilltop, Larue made the short trip down to Austin and took part in Texas' camp. He plans to go to many more this summer including Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.

Larue says he will definitely be back at SMU for a visit. But for now, he's just waiting for that phone call.

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