Size: 6-2, 184
Year: Redshirt Freshman
High School: Pope John Paul II HS
Hometown: Boynton Beach, Fla.
It was a slow recruitment for William Jeanlys after he missed his entire senior season because of a torn ACL. Jeanlys was a two-star Scout.com recruit who chose SMU over his only other offer from Tulane. Jeanlys came to SMU as an athlete after a big junior season in which he had 24 catches for 668 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Florida prospect was also an all-county selection and selected as one of the top 14 juniors to watch in Palm Beach County.
Jeanlys redshirted last season but showed during practice as well as during the spring he was an aggressive player that wasn’t going to back down from a lot of players. He struggled against the run during the spring especially sealing the edge. Despite struggling at times giving up some big plays, he also showed an he could really force turnovers and also showed good instincts during practice and when he was on the field during the spring. The biggest thing we learned about Jeanlys last year was that he is a fiery competitor that should be a great fit personality wise under the new staff.