2016 athlete talks SMU offer

2016 Prosper athlete Robert Mahone talked with Hatts about his SMU offer and interest!

2016 Prosper HS (Tex.) athlete Robert Mahone recently received an offer from SMU and is thrilled to get it from a school he’s always had his eye on.

“It means a lot, I’ve always liked SMU I’ve always liked the way they do things up there, it’s a fun place to go for the ride, it’s a pretty good school to get an offer from so I’m really excited,” Mahone said.

Despite not being on a visit yet to the school, the 6-0, 200-pound cornerback and running back has developed a good relationship with the coaching staff and is excited to see what SMU is all about.

“SMU it’s a great school, obviously educationally, I haven’t been there yet on a visit but I hope to do that soon but I’ve heard its nice, I like the coaches I feel like I have a good relationship with them too so its good,” Mahone said.

When it comes to looking for his ideal school, the Prosper athlete has a lot that will be on his list to look at when he starts assessing schools in the future.

“Of course education, relationships, the relationship that I have with the coaching staff, the facilities, the campus and do I feel like I am at home,” Mahone said.

Mahone only has one offer from Houston but is hoping some of his summer work will lead to more offers. As for what he does well, Mahone does believe there is a lot he does to make himself a threat on the field.

“I feel like I’m a natural runner, I feel like I run real smooth, I feel like I make nice moves and get in and out of cuts, I get to top speed pretty quick compared to other players,” Mahone said.

While there is a lot he does well, Mahone did note there are some aspects of being a ball carrier he is still trying to improve at.

“I need to hold the ball high and tight, work on a little bit of blocking and stuff like that,” Mahone said.

Coming up for Mahone, he said the plan is for him to visit SMU over the summer possibly for one of their camps.

“I believe I’m supposed to be coming up over the summer to view the campus on a visit so that’s the plan,” Mahone said.

During his junior season, Mahone had 90 carries for 514 yards and 10 touchdowns. Mahone also showed he can be a kickoff threat in limited action.

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