SMU defensive line coach Bert Hill has been looking to keep that momentum going by landing defensive tackle Mike Williams, whose recruitment is quickly heating up.
"The d-line coach had sent me a letter saying he liked me and he wanted me to get me to a camp," Williams said. "Then Daniel Gresham told me a couple weeks ago that he had offered me."
Not a normal way to hear about an offer, but SMU made a great call jumping in on Williams' recruitment, since then the 2016 rising star has landed offers from UCLA's Adrian Klemm, Kansas State, Michigan, Oklahoma State and Tulsa as well.
For Williams, it's a big deal that Gresham is so close by and at SMU.
"He's like a big brother to me. He's always been more mature than everybody," the 6-3, 280-pound tackle said. "When I'm doing something stupid or acting out of line, he'll put me back in line. I know he's looking out for me."
Williams would rather be around friends and people he knows at school and Williams already likes Hill and the SMU coaches, but Gresham is the reason SMU could stay in it for Williams.
"I don't want to go to college by myself, so him being at SMU, it helps a lot."
On Williams visit a month ago, he got to talk a little bit with Hill, who said he was keeping an eye on him. Little did he know an offer would come so soon.
On the field, Williams' All Saints won the state championship and he was a big reason why. Williams racked up 60 tackles, nine tackles for loss and a sack, although that was mostly playing just a half.
"I like to impose my will on people," Williams said. "I just want to physically beat them to where it hurts their ego so they're not coming hard. Just want to make plays basically."
Williams is in no rush to make a decision, but SMU definitely has the makings of being right there at the end for his signature.
"I just liked some of the coaches, some of the people that were there. It's kind of like a bigger All Saints," Williams said. "It would be fun because I'd have a lot family at my games so I would probably feel more comfortable."