2017 Henderson athlete Trestan Ebner finally felt like the time was right and it was time to end his recruitment. The Scout three-star called SMU head coach Chad Morris and gave him his commitment to become SMU's first 2017 commitment.
"I like their coaching staff, how they run things and how religious they are," Ebner told Pony Stampede. "I know it's a good place. My uncle (Darin Boone) graduated from there and played football there."
After committing, the staff celebrated, letting him know how happy they were to have him. It was their vision of improvement that sold Ebner on committing over an offer from Kansas.
"Most important thing is what they're going to look like in the future and how they're going to build and get better knowing they have some good 2016 recruits.," the 5-11, 180 pound athlete said.
While Ebner stars on both sides of the ball at Henderson, SMU expects him to play receiver, but they haven't ruled out playing defensive back either.
Defensive backs coach Jess Loepp was the lead on his recruitment and has made a good impression so far on him.
"We're really close. He's a good dude and I like him," Ebner said.
Ebner hasn't been able to really get the whole lay of the land, but was impressed when he visited for the SMU-North Texas game.
"It was fun. It was pretty exciting. It was pretty. I think they keep it up well," Ebner said.
Ebner has a message for SMU fans about what to expect.
"Just be ready. We're about to go to the top and I'm going to do what I can to get us there."
Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Texas and Arkansas had been showing interest as of late.