"It's a really good feeling, it's a good feeling," JimLawson said, "Staff went crazy, I talked to coach Morris, coach McDaniel and coach Malone."
JimLawson chose SMU over offers from Houston, Texas State and Air Force largely due to the coaching staff and the atmosphere on campus.
"It's really just like a closer place to home, and I talked with my coaches, family and my teammate Michael Badejo," JimLawson said,"We both just decided it was the better place to be and more comfortable on the field and in the classroom and what they have as a whole."
There is no doubt that schools will still try to snatch the 6-2, 210-pound linebacker away from SMU, one school in particular to keep an eye out for is SMU's rival Houston.
"I'm going to keep my options open," JimLawson said before revealing his number two choice, "That was the second school I had on my list, that's just a good place up there they have good players, I just feel like SMU has more of a family atmosphere than Houston does."
On the Hilltop, JimLawson will likely play the middle linebacker for SMU, however he is open to switching positions as well.
"When I just looked back, I felt like I fit in, now that most of the commits they have gotten are more faster players and I feel like the 2016 Stang gang is going to put some speed on the field," JimLawson said.
One of the most intriguing factors the Mansfield linebacker was the fit that SMU presented, one that he felt would allow him to showcase his pass rushing ability, as well as, fit in with the speed that SMU is putting on the field.
"I feel like I can bring just fast and physical play, that's what I feel like I can bring."