SMU had a successful official visit weekend, but the one bad spot was the decommitment of 6-foot-3 wide receiver D’erren Wilson. However, SMU quickly grabbed a replacement for Wilson when 2015 Denton (Texas) Guyer receiver Alex Honey committed on Sunday night, giving the Mustangs the fourth commitment of the day. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Honey replaces Wilson’s size on the field, and he might see some playing time right away.
“The staff it great, they’re telling me that I might play pretty early on next year,” Honey said. “The academics and up-tempo offense are great too.”
Honey previously told Pony Stampede that his offer was not committable, but after Wilson decommitted, his offer became committable again, and he wasted no time calling the coaches and making it official.
SMU has been Honey’s favorite since he was offered in early December. Receivers coach Justin Stepp and offensive line coach Dustin Fry took the lead in his recruitment, and he is building a good relationship with both.
“They’re saying I’ll be that boundary player,” Honey said. “I think I’m pretty versatile and I can do a lot.”
Honey has not taken an official visit to SMU yet, but said he will visit on one of the next two weekends. He has an official visit to North Texas scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 23, but he may opt to take the SMU one in place of it. No other visits are planned.
Honey picked SMU over North Texas, Air Force, Texas State and Louisiana-Monroe. He is a three-star prospect and the state’s 31st-ranked receiver.