2015 Leander Rouse athlete Billy McCrary III visited SMU when the Mustangs took on UConn two weeks ago and enjoyed being with the team.
McCray, who holds an SMU offer, made an unofficial visit to the Hilltop earlier this season and was glad to be back for another game.
"It was really good. It was my second one this season, and I really enjoy the atmosphere. I get a really good vibe in there," McCrary said. "We went there and ate and went down on the field while they stretched and stuff like that."
While down on the field, McCrary spoke with SMU assistant coach Eric Daniels, his primary recruiter.
"I only talked to Coach Daniels for a little bit. We talked about playoffs for us and how it's going and how he looks forward to seeing me play football and stuff like that," McCrary said. "He said to watch the slot receiver spot and how they get that guy open. It's fun to go out there and watch those guys make plays. (Daniels sees me playing) that slot receiver spot and the running back slot, doing a little bit of both."
McCrary says he and Daniels have built a good relationship with each other. The two first met at SMU's remote camp in Austin in the summer and have remained in contact since. But McCrary is also talking to some other programs.
"When I go to the games I talk to some of the other coaches but talking on the phone, it is only Coach Daniels," McCrary said. "(We talk) probably about once a week or maybe twice depending on if I need some information or something.
"He's really cool to talk to, really easy to talk to and we have a good relationship and stuff like that. I talk to SMU right now the most. I talk to UTSA and Texas State around the same amount and Colorado every now and then too."
McCrary has also received some interest from major programs such as TCU, Notre Dame and Texas A&M. But right now, his only offers are from SMU, Texas State and UTSA.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound junior enjoyed his time walking around the SMU campus, which he described as ‘beautiful.'
"I just walked around it before I went to the game. They have a really nice campus and everything like that," he said. "I like how it is in Dallas, but it is kind of fenced in so it doesn't feel like Dallas when you're there but if I want that experience of Dallas it is there."
McCrary has great speed (4.43 40-yard dash time) and strength to make him a dangerous runner in the open field. This season, McCrary, who plays quarterback for Leander Rouse, passed for 679 yards, rushed for 1,107 yards and scored 26 total touchdowns.
He is leading his team through the playoffs right now, although he was quick to pass the credit to his teammates after Leander Rouse defeated Hays 35-10 last weekend in an area playoff game last weekend.
"It's always good to get the win and get another 48 minutes for our seniors," he said. "I had two rushing touchdowns and 148 yards and one passing touchdown and like 50 yards passing or something like that. But I got to give some of that credit to the offensive line."
McCrary Talks SMU Visit, Playoffs
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