SMU has hosted a number of high school football players at their home games this season including the one against Connecticut weeks ago.
One visitor, Greg Peace, a junior Arlington Bowie cornerback, said that being at the game opened his mind to the idea of possibly becoming a Mustang.
"It was very good," the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder said. "As far as their facilities and stuff everything looked good to me. I could see myself going there."
Currently, the Class of 2015 athlete has received no scholarship offers but believes SMU may be pulling the trigger soon. The other school in major contention with SMU is Baylor, a program he holds in very high regard.
"I just like the atmosphere down there," Peace said. "I went down there for their homecoming game against Iowa State and everybody was just so nice. They love their football down there because that's really all they have. I could really see myself playing there. That's where I would like to play."
On a scale of one to ten Peace rated his interest in Baylor a nine and his interest in the Mustangs a seven.
While on SMU's campus, Peace did get to chat with his recruiter, wide receivers coach Jason Phillips, who also happened to have prior connection to Peace's family.
"He actually coached my brother Dewayne (former wide receiver at Houston)," Peace said. "So he and my dad already had a relationship. Basically he just re-asked me my name, what school I came from and how we did and stuff like that."
Arlington Bowie lost to perennial powerhouse Southlake Carroll in the first round of the Texas State High School Football Playoffs. Although his team failed to go as far as he would have liked, Peace was pleased with his overall performance this season, especially considering it was his first time playing as a corner.
"Coming from receiver to corner for the first year, I always kind of played safety, I feel I did pretty well," Peace said. "I only had two touchdowns given up this whole year, I had a lot of pass break-ups, a lot of tackles and I felt that my presence was felt throughout our district."
This past summer, Peace spent time training with Dallas-area defensive backs guru Clay Mack and worked out alongside highly touted defensive backs such as five-star Jamal Adams and Texas commit Jason Hall. The extra training helped him make a smooth transition to corner this season.
Peace has seen his recruitment pick up as of late and also has interest from Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Tulsa.
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