SMU hoped to pick up a couple more commitments in the last weekend of official visits, and the Mustangs got one Sunday morning when Freeport Brazosport HS (Texas) offensive tackle Bryce Wilds flipped his commitment from Houston to SMU at the end of his official visit. Wilds was blown away by SMU head coach Chad Morris and his staff, so he didn’t hesitate to commit.
“Coach Morris, he’s just a really great guy,” Wilds said. “He’s going to treat me right and he’s a winner. I’ve probably spent the most time with (offensive line coach) Dustin Fry, and I’m really good friends with him.”
Wilds committed to Houston in August and previously told PonyStampede he was forming a good relationship with the Cougars new coaches, but he couldn’t pass up the chance to visit SMU when the coaches came calling in mid-January. Wilds enjoyed the whole experience, especially the food.
“We ate a lot of good food,” Wilds said. “But we got to see the campus too, and that was really exciting.”
The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Wilds took an official visit to Tulsa last weekend, but didn’t pull the trigger despite landing an offer.
Wilds plans to study business at SMU. He will play left tackle for the Mustangs and said his well-rounded skill set will help SMU.
“I think I’m pretty versatile, I can pass block and run block well. I’m pretty well-rounded I guess,” Wilds said.
2014 was just Wilds’ second year of football, but he also plays basketball and is a shot-putter at Brazosport. He is the third offensive lineman in SMU’s 2015 class.