2017 Cy Ridge running back Trelon Smith has been looking for that first offer for a while, but SMU head coach Chad Morris and defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt came through for Smith, who SMU recently offered.
"It's truly a blessing. I've been waiting for an offer since my sophomore year and to receive my first offer from SMU, it's really great," Smith said. "We were on the phone and saw my highlight film and after talking to the coaching staff, decided to give me an offer."
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"Man, it was great. They have some really cool coaches. We had a lot of laughs on the phone and it just felt great. It was awesome," Smith said.
Smith doesn't know too much about SMU outside of what former SMU receiver and Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders tells him.
"He's one of my coaches brothers so I know him personally and he's just told me SMU is a good program and a really good school," Smith said.
SMU is looking at Smith at running back, which he has played since age six and that has him excited as well.
"I have a lot of speed and agility, but I'm also a great special teams player since I can read the holes well. The weight room is a big part of it because you've got to be strong. I've got good feetwork, which is really good for me."
Houston, Tulsa and Purdue have all shown interest, but he won't forget SMU was the first to show him the love.
"They caught my eye and I'm really happy they offered so when signing day comes around, I won't forget that."
Smith is planning on taking a visit to SMU when he can soon. For his junior year, the 5-9, 170-pound back ran for 1,800 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns.