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2017 Arp RB loves SMU junior day

Billy talked with 2017 Arp running back Kayce Medlock about his junior day visit to SMU.

2017 Arp running back Kayce Medlock made it to SMU's first junior day and loved every second of it.

"I loved it. I love The Hilltop. I think everything is great down there and I love the coaches. I fit in perfect," Medlock said. 

Medlock and the other recruits got the tour of campus after being welcomed by the coaching staff. Medlock got to see the field, locker room and facilities.

"They were going over a lot of things with me and showing me a lot of attention. They were showing me the things I'd be doing if I came down there and the routines," Medlock said.

SMU head coach Chad Morris and Medlock talked at the end of the day about how serious SMU takes the word commitment. Medlock would like to eventually make that commitment.

"It was great. We talked about if I made that commitment, that they wouldn't plan on me decommitting and that I was on their top recruit list," the 5-11, 190-pound back said. "I want to ball out with my boy Trestan Ebner. I balled out with him in junior high."

Medlock plans to attend the February 20 junior day and that's when he's looking at committing. It's not just his relationship with Ebner that has him high on SMU.

"I like the offense. I think I fit perfect in it. The campus is beautiful and I'm not that far away from home. I got some family down there to take care of me," Medlock said.

SMU offensive coordinator Joe Craddock and running backs coach Claude Mathis have made solid impressions on Medlock so far.

"Coach Craddock is a great guy and grabbed me when I walked in and said, 'we already got you on lock.' I feel like he's going to take care of me." Medlock said. "Me and coach Mathis are really close. We talk almost everyday and he's always checking up on me. He texts me and tells me to keep being a leader and keep my grades up."

Medlock, who just holds an SMU offer, has his eyes set on law school after football. 

"That's another reason why I really want to go down there. I want to major in law and they have a nice law class. It's one of the best in the country," Medlock said.

Houston, Missouri, SFA and Oklahoma State have been showing interest in Medlock.

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