SMU hasn't targeted many 2015 prospects. But after an impressive showing –including a 4.38 forty time- at the satellite camp in Austin last week, the Ponies couldn't resist jumping on Leander Rouse athlete Billy McCrary III.
SMU Coordinator of Quality Control (Defense) Eric Daniels made it official with an offer on Sunday night.
"I just got real excited, especially since it is my first offer," McCrary said. "I really like SMU. They have great coaches and a great campus."
McCrary got to see everything up front earlier this spring when he watched the SMU spring game and said he could see himself spending four years on the Hilltop.
"I went for the spring game and when I went down there, everything was just very nice," he said. "It is a beautiful campus, and I like how it is walled off and separated from the city."
McCrary, who stands at 5-foot-11, 190-pounds and is being recruited as slot receiver, says that although he is a bit more comfortable knowing he has his first offer, he's not satisfied.
"It's nice to get that first offer, but I don't want to relax," he said. "I've seen guys that kind of coast after they get their first offer, but I know I don't want to do that."
Since McCrary will only be entering his junior year of high school this fall, and has plenty of time to make his decision, even with some major programs contacting him, he has no leaders at this point.
"Texas A&M, Texas, and Texas State have all been showing interest." he said, "But like I said, I really like SMU because of the campus and the relationship I have with the coaches is really good."
For now, McCrary says he is focused on nothing more that football, and has found a few areas of his game that he would like to improve upon during the summer. As a sophomore, he amassed over 2,000 yards of total offense and scored 20 touchdowns en route to be named 25-4A Newcomer of the Year.
"I've been hitting the weight room, just trying to get stronger," he said. "I've also been working on footwork to get faster."
On Sunday, McCrary took part in Texas' mini camp and clocked in at 4.39. He also plans to camp with Oklahoma State, Rice, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Rice this summer.
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