2017 quarterback nabs SMU offer

2017 Refugio (Tex.) quarterback Jaylon Mascorro picked up his first offer from SMU and talked with Billy about it!

2017 Refugio (Tex.) quarterback Jaylon Mascorro picked up his first SMU offer last week and then grabbed a Houston offer, but was shocked to grab offers so early.

“It was amazing. I was shocked to get an offer as a sophomore,” Mascorro said. “I called the quarterbacks coach and then the head coach saw the film and I talked to them, and offered me right on the spot.”

After talking with offensive coordinator Joe Craddock, Mascorro heard about how he can fit in SMU’s up-tempo offense at the next level.

“He was just telling me how great I fit in with their offense and how awesome it’d be if I went there,” Mascorro said.

Mascorro’s dual-threat abilities would fit well in Chad Morris’ offense and Mascorro sees the offense as a bigger reason to consider SMU.

“It’s awesome. He’s the best,” Mascorro said. “It makes me want to go there even more. They run the same offense as we do at our high school and I’d fit in perfect.”

Mascorro believes he can be a difference maker at the next level for the team he joins.

“I just want to win and change my team to be better than what they are,” the 6-2, 210-pound quarterback said.

While SMU offered first, Houston still has a huge advantage in Mascorro’s early recruitment.

“I just found out that their coach was at Ohio State and he coached all the quarterbacks this year that won the national championship,” Mascarro said.

As far as schools standing out early, SMU’s arch rival is out in front early.

“I don’t know. TCU is my favorite school right now,” Mascarro said. “Their offense, their coaches, how they run their stuff and I’ve been to TCU a few times.”

Mascarro expects to visit SMU this summer to camp and will check out the campus.

Texas, North Texas, TCU, Rice and BYU have shown interest in the standout quarterback. “To be able to read the defenses better and to recognize the coverages better and recognize what I have to throw and what I have to change,” Mascarro said.

Mascarro tallied 3,600 yards through the air and 1,000 yards on the ground in his sophomore season.

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