The SMU staff continues to hit the recruiting trail hard, which includes visiting members of the 2016 class already committed to SMU.
One position the Mustangs made a point of recruiting in this next class was the offensive line, so it’s no surprise both head coach Chad Morris and offensive line coach Dustin Fry made the short trip to Frisco for an in-home visit with Wakeland (Tex.) offensive lineman Jacob Todora.
Todora, committed to SMU since late May, enjoyed talking to his future coaches about their plans for him and the future of the SMU program, while also reaffirming his committed.
“They’re very happy that I’m staying with them and they’re glad that my family and I believe in them and we’re ready to turn this program around,” Todora said. They’re very good coaches so I know they’re going to get it done with the guys that are coming in.”
Being an offensive lineman, the 6-foot-3.5, 270-pound Todora will have to deal with Fry on a daily basis when he gets to the Hilltop, but that something he’s looking forward to.
The two talk on a regular basis and have already formed a close bond.
“I love Coach Fry,” Todora said. “We talk a lot and I can’t wait to play for him. He’s pretty laid back, but he’s very technically sound. He knows a lot about what he’s talking about so he connects well with the players.”
Despite SMU coming off of a 2-10 season, Coach Morris, once again, continued to preached patience to Todora, like he has to the entire #StangGang16.
“He’s always messaging us on twitter and tells us that he can’t wait to get us there, Todora said. “We all just believe in him. We know that we’re going to help him turn this program around and bring SMU back to the glory days.”
Like a lot of his future teammates, Todora plans on taking his official visit to SMU on January 23.
While this will be his only visit to the Hilltop before signing, the Scout three-star offensive lineman already feels at home thanks to a group chat that has brought him and the rest of his recruiting class together.
“It’s practically a family,” Todora said describing the Mustangs’ 2016 recruiting class. “We’re already ready to play together and we’re brothers. We just can’t wait to play together.”