Another Dallas Carter Prospect Likes SMU
When it's all said and done in February, Jordan Ingram may not be the only SMU signee from Dallas Carter.
The Mustangs are also targeting Chris Henry, who did not participate in SMU's final summer camp but did watch from the stands and met with wide receivers coach Jason Phillips later in the afternoon.
"It was wonderful to be back on the campus. It doesn't get better than big time football in Dallas especially with my brother Jordan," Henry said. "Everything is great. I really like the environment and the facilities.
"SMU is looking at me at different positions. I talked to Coach Phillips after the camp, and he talked to me about playing wide receiver since they're full at quarterback. Jordan and I are really trying to go to the same school together so that would be great."
Henry has no offers but did camp at Baylor, TCU and Texas State and is attracting interest from all three schools. But SMU currently sits at the very top of his list.
"SMU is still at the top for me. They are my No. 1 school," he said. "Jordan and I talk about playing together all the time, and it would be great if we did. Our families could see us play and things like that. If they offered, I would commit on the spot."
Last season, Henry split time with Kenneth Spencer at quarterback but still passed for 1,229 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Henry will return to SMU for an unofficial visit when the Mustangs host Texas Tech in the opener.
Stewart Wants To Learn More
Perhaps the most high-profile 2015 prospect in attendance was Mesquite Horn wide receiver Jarrison Stewart.
The 5-foot-11, 177-pounder already holds offers from SMU and TCU and is looking forward to learning more about the program on the Hilltop.
"It feels good to be on campus. I'm just looking forward to seeing the campus, the facilities and the locker room. I want to see what the atmosphere is like," Stewart said during the camp. "I like the stadium. SMU is still in the back of my head, but I need to know more about it."
Stewart did not participate in camp but as mentioned, he did take a tour around campus with defensive coordinator Tom Mason. The to-be junior still has a long way to go in the recruiting process, but the fact that Mason offered early has him intrigued.
"I really like SMU's education. That's big for me. Right now, I have medium interest in them because like I said, I want to know more," Stewart said. "I talked to Coach Mason before the camp, and he seemed like a really old, nice guy. He's been in contact with my coach so far, and a big reason why I came out here was so I could talk to him myself."
While SMU is in the mix, TCU appears to be Stewart's favorite at the moment. The Horned Frogs extended an offer earlier this month, and he had an impressive showing at their camp.
"I'm really liking TCU. They really like me, and I like them," he said. "They have really nice facilities, and that's big for me. I really like their offense too. I also really like their coaches. Like I said, I'm trying to get in contact with the SMU coaches to see how they compare."
Smith Has SMU Ties
Henry Smith drew gasps from the crowd today when he made a catch and ran into the goal post in the end zone. But he shook it off look it was nothing.
That's Smith for you. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder out of John Curtis (LA) is tough and physical wide out who can simply make plays. And it should come as no surprise to Mustang fans.
After all, Smith is the nephew of former SMU running back Reggie Dupard, who starred for the Ponies in the 80s and went on to play for the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins in the NFL.
"My uncle really wants me to come to SMU since he's an alumni. He's told me a lot about the school and the tradition," Smith said. "He wants me to come out here and watch some of the games so I'm sure I will."
Smith was without a doubt one of the standouts at the camp and caught the attention of SMU wide receivers coach Jason Phillips and quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison.
"I talked to Coach Phillips and Coach Morrison. They said they're interested in me and want me to come back for a visit. They said they would be in contact with me next week," Smith said. "Coach Morrison actually showed me around before the camp and talked to me about the school. It was really nice. I liked the atmosphere."
San Diego State is the only program that has offered Smith so far, but he believes Houston, where he camped on Saturday, and SMU may be the next two schools to extend scholarships.
"I like SMU a lot because of my family," he said. "I really like the school so we'll see if they offer. If they do, I will come back for a visit here in two weeks, and I'll also take one to Houston."
- In case you missed it, Jordan Ingram committed to SMU following the camp. Ingram held offers from schools such as Iowa State, North Texas and Utah State but said SMU stood out because of its academics and location.
- Rice commit Destri White and San Antonio Roosevelt nose tackle Trae Gardner were two top prospects that supposed to be in attendance for the camp but were no shows.
- 2015 Leander Rouse athlete Billy Ray McCrary, who holds an SMU offer, did make it for the camp and took a tour afterwards. We will have more in him later in the week.
- When it came to wide receivers, Smith stood out above the rest but Texas High's Taylor Jackson and Southlake Carroll's Zach Farrar also had nice days. Jackson is every bit of 6-foot-3 and made some nice grabs while Farrar ran extremely crisp routes.
- SMU doesn't recruit DeSoto very hard but they would be smart to get in the early mix for 2016 quarterback Tristan Wallace. Both of his parents are SMU graduates, and he looks like the real deal. Wallace will take over at quarterback for the Eagles next season (2014).
- Another 2016 quarterback to keep an eye on is Dallas Kimball product Ryan Ross. He's still raw but has plenty of talent and time to grow.
- SMU may look to add a running back in 2014 and if it's not Richardson's Kendrick Igbinoba then it may be Prime Prep's Daymon Smith. The 5-foot-8, 165-pounder was shifty and elusive today and could be a good scat back in SMU's offense.
- There weren't two many standouts on the defensive side of the ball but Clear Brook linebacker Cameron Sonnier looked good in pass coverage and spoke to the staff after the camp. 2015 Richardson Berkner defensive end Rodney Darare also had a good day and was invited back for an unofficial visit.
- SMU head coach June Jones was not attendance today. But he had a good reason. Jones is in Newport, Rhode Island for AAC Media Day, which is slated for Tuesday.
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