SMU is starting to hand out offers to a lot of Class of 2016 prospects, and one of the big names is West Mesquite wide receiver Dee Anderson. Anderson's recruitment has started to heat up, and SMU is getting in on it at the right time.
"After a workout, I got a text message from my coach and my mom telling me I had an offer (from SMU)," Anderson said. "I might look at schools like that; I'll look at all the colleges I get."
The offer was a surprise to Anderson, since he had not previously spoken with and of the SMU coaches. He added that he expects to start talking to the SMU coaches now that he has an offer.
Anderson said he hasn't looked into SMU much, but he knows a little about it.
"I know they have a great educational system," he said.
Anderson does not plan to visit SMU in the near future, but he said that he would look into SMU more and maybe take a visit later on in his recruiting process. Despite his lack of communication with the SMU coaches, he still was happy to have an offer from the Mustangs.
"I felt great," Anderson said of receiving the offer. "It's nice to know that people are interested in me."
"The only other one (that's talking to me) is Tennessee," Anderson added. "I except (an offer) down the road. I visited Tennessee not too long ago."
Since Anderson is only a sophomore, expect plenty of other major-conference schools to join the sweepstakes and offer Anderson. SMU already faces tough competition to land his services with PAC-12 schools already offering and an SEC school talking to him. Anderson added that he does not have any favorites at the moment.
West Mesquite had a successful 2013 season, winning its third straight District title.
"We went to the first round of the [Class 4A] playoffs and got out, but this season we are coming out strong. I did pretty good, but I could have done a lot better. I was a sophomore just coming up. Spring's been going excellent; a lot of tough competition. Everybody is making it fun and everyone is working hard."
"First I need to get bigger, stronger, and faster, and just learn the defenses, like how they're playing, what play they're about to run, and how they're lining up."
Anderson is 6-foot-4 and 170 pounds, and ran a 4.5 40-yard dash.