Todora reflects on SMU official visit, recruitment

Billy talked with 2016 SMU commit and Frisco Wakeland offensive lineman Jacob Todora about his SMU official visit.

2016 Frisco Wakeland offensive lineman Jacob Todora took in The Hilltop for his official visit to SMU a couple weekends ago and Todora said it was everything he expected it to be.

"It was fun. We had a great time. We just all really liked eachother and all connected pretty well so we're happy we're going to be able to play together," Todora said. "We're all pretty close. Everybody knows each other."

On Friday, Todora and his host, Nick Natour, hung out with the other commits and players after dinner. The group didn't talk much football, but instead just bonded.

Todora's favorite part was Texas de Brasil for dinner on Saturday, but before that Todora and his family went to Chad Morris' house to spend some time with SMU's head coach. 

"It was great. It was a really, really nice house. It was huge. He just came and hung out with us," Todora said.

On Saturday, Todora and the rest of the class took a campus tour before meeting with their position coaches and then heading to the locker room to try on all the equipment. Morris brought the 2016 class out on to the field for a huddle and shared some thoughts with the class.

"We just got to talk a lot about schemes and positions before going into the locker room (before the huddle). He (Fry) said he wants to see me at tackle. He said if we don't like it, we can switch to guard. They just said no coach is afraid to play freshmen and if you're better than the guy in front of you, you're going to play," Todora said. "He (Morris) just said he's ready to get us started and for us to come in and change this around."

Before Todora left on Sunday, he got to meet with Morris before going over how signing day papers work.

"He's just glad I stayed committed for so long and he can't wait for us to be a part of the Mustang family. It was just that talk."

Todora picked up a few Power-5 offers including Indiana, but has stayed firm in his commitment. On May 29, Todora will report to campus and he'll be busy getting ready for that over the next few months.

"As soon as we sign, they can send us the workout booklet and that's what I'm going to go off of. I'm just trying to get stronger."

Todora plans on majoring in business at SMU and as his recruitment officially wraps up, he reflected on how fast the process goes.

"I can't believe signing day is already here. The process goes by really fast and before you know it, it's here. Just a dream come true. It's something I've been dreaming about since I was nine years old and it's just dreams becoming a reality basically. It's a pretty good feeling."

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