2017 defensive lineman talks SMU offer

2017 Cibolo Steele defensive lineman Joshua Croslen is expected to pick up plenty of offers, but SMU was the first last week!

2017 Cibolo Steele defensive lineman Joshua Croslen picked up his first offer last week from SMU and he had to take a second to let it soak in.

“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.”

SMU defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt and offensive line coach Dustin Fry called his head coach to let him know, but also got to speak with Croslen.

“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.


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