Erwin Says SMU is "in the mix"

SMU is in the mix for 2-star ATH Cade Erwin's signature, who will visit SMU again this summer!

Class of 2015 two-star athlete Cade Erwin from Flower Mound Marcus has held an SMU offer since December.

"I'm definitely very, very interested in SMU. It's still one of my favorites," Erwin said. "I talk to the coaching staff often. I didn't go to their spring game, but I went to one of their practices. It was in early April just in the middle of the week. I met all the coaches there."

At 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, Erwin has played everything from quarterback to wide receiver to safety in the past two years. He tore his ACL as a sophomore but bounced back with all-district honors on both sides of the ball last season.

SMU was so impressed with his athleticism on tape that became the first program to offer him. Erwin also holds offers from Air Force and North Texas and has received interest from Texas Tech and Baylor.

"SMU is definitely in the mix. I'll probably visit again over the summer," he said. "I can come whenever I want. It's the same thing with North Texas. It's like a 10-minute drive, so it's worth going up there."

As a freshman, Erwin was high school teammates with current Mustang Deion Sanders Jr. It was Sanders' senior year and the two receivers helped lead Flower Mound Marcus to the second round of the playoffs.

"I talked to Deion a little bit when I first got the offer. When I went to practice, I got to talk to him because he had shoulder surgery and didn't go through spring ball," Erwin said. "Deion said SMU is the place to be. He said they have an awesome campus and it's a great school. He said that all the players there are determined to put SMU back on the map. That's definitely what you want to hear as a recruit."

Erwin says the Mustangs are recruiting him as safety. He believes playing in the secondary is the best fit for him because it's what most schools have offered him as so far.

"Arkansas State is looking at me at slot receiver. Tulsa is recruiting me as both a corner and a safety," Erwin said. "I'll be going to Tulsa camp this summer and they will find out where they want me to work. I think they like me as a corner, but they aren't sure yet."

Erwin is comfortable playing any position and says he would trust a coach like June Jones to figure out what's best for his career. Erwin met Jones at junior day earlier this year and had a "great" conversation.

"I really like the coaching staff. They are really down to earth guys," Erwin said. "Coach Junes Jones is obviously a mastermind offensively and a great coach, but he also seems like a really genuine, high-moral guy as far as his personality goes."

Erwin says the three biggest factors in his recruitment are academics, relationship with the coaches, and location of the school. He says getting a good education will be very important to him.

"I'm a high academics guy, but I also want to win football games. I think that's kind of obvious," Erwin said. "I also don't want to go too far, so my family can come see me play."

Erwin says his plan for now is to finish up spring ball and make a couple visits over the summer. He doesn't know which camps he will attend yet, but he's hoping to go to about three or four.

"I plan on committing somewhere before the season starts. I'm not sure exactly when that will be, but definitely sometime before the season," Erwin said. " For now, the ultimate goal is to win a state championship and that's all I have really thought about. I'm working towards getting a ring."

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