“It’s really great. I’m pretty excited. It has been a crazy day,” Croslen said. “I was really excited. I kind of had to absorb it all in.”
“Coach Lindhoff called me into his office and I talked to the SMU offensive line and defensive line coaches on the phone,” the 6-foot, 255-pound lineman said. “They congratulated me on my offer and said they’re pretty excited about me and think I’m a good player.”
Croslen admits he doesn’t know too much about Chad Morris and the new staff, but they impressed him.
“They were really nice dudes and seem nice. They seem like they’re easy to talk to,” The 6-foot, 263-pound lineman said.
While Croslen has two years before he signs, he has plenty of time to catch up on what he doesn’t know about SMU.
“I know it’s in Dallas. I know it’s a private school. I know they have a really good academic program,” Croslen said. “It’s a lot to get into SMU and I’m excited I got this offer.”
The 2017 target is going to try to make it up to SMU this summer, but he also has a few other schools after him including TCU, who wants him to camp this summer.
When Croslen is locked in, he’s one of the top linemen in his class especially because of his motor.
“Sometimes I’m not paying attention to the call and make my pad level better on double teams,” Croslen said. “I will always run to the ball though no matter what and how far down the field it is.”
This spring, Croslen worked on being better in the little things that will help his game tremendously.
“It was really good. It was really productive,” Croslen said. “We figured out a lot of things considering we’re really young as a team.”
Croslen finished second-team All-District this past season as a sophomore.