It’s not everyday a student-athlete gets to play for the school that he or she grew up watching and rooting for, but 2016 Little Elm (Tex.) wide receiver Joshua Seale might be on his way to earning that opportunity.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Seale grew up in the DFW area, spending some of his Saturdays watching the Mustangs play.
Seale has even had the opportunity to play on the Hilltop in Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
“Actually my very first game playing football was at SMU,” Seale said. “I’ve been in love with it ever since then. I love it out there, man. I love SMU.”
Seale had the chance to take in practice two weeks ago and, like most high school visitors, came away impressed by the atmosphere surrounding the program.
“They (the SMU coaches) are very hard on the guys,” Seale said. “At all times they’re watching them, teaching them and coaching them. I expect things for them to turn around this year.”
Seale hasn’t spoken with the staff directly just yet, but his coach at McGregor has been in touch with Chad Morris and company, and he’s confident that he eventually could pick up an offer.
“I just have to keep working, take it day by day, and just make myself better,” Seale said.
Seale plans on attending Midwestern State’s spring game on April 18, where he thinks he could receive his first offer.
While Seale may not be receiving the college interest that he had hoped for at this point, he realizes that he still has a year to prove himself, which is one of his goals for his senior season.
“(I want to) get an offer,” Seale said. “Getting my education paid for is very important to me. Football wise, I go to Little Elm now so I expect us to turn around and have a good season. We’re working really hard this off-season and I can see a difference.”