Just a couple hours after SMU secured the commitment of 2017 offensive tackle Alan Ali on Tuesday, the Mustangs added another offensive lineman to StangGang17 when Southlake (Texas) Carroll’s Carson Green committed. SMU’s close proximity to his home and his favorable impressions of the coaches were two big factors in his decision.
“I like being close to my family,” Green said. “The coaches, they’re awesome. They’re just really energetic and optimistic about everything.”
A big part of the staff’s pitch to Green included being part of a turnaround and selling him on the lofty goals they have for the program.
“I have faith they’ll turn the program around,” Green said. “They have a lot of new ideas and they really believe in it, and I believe in them too.”
The 6-foot-6, 260-pound Green picked up his offer from SMU in late February, shortly after visiting for junior day. While on the visit, he met the entire coaching staff, got a formal tour of the football facilities and learned more about SMU’s Cox School of Business, his academic area of interest. Green said the strong business program was another factor his decision.
“The coaches were so nice and friendly. They welcomed me like I was part of their family,” Green said. “They treat me with a lot of respect, they’re always sending me notes and stuff.”
Green’s primary recruiter is offensive line coach Dustin Fry, whom he has built a good relationship with since SMU started recruiting him in the last two months.
Heading into his last year of spring practices, Green has one big goal on his mind: win state.
“I just want to win state,” Green said. “I want to help lead everybody and help carry the team.”
One of Green’s friends, Evan Brown, started all 12 games at right guard for SMU last season. Brown is also a Southlake Carroll alum.
SMU was the only school to offer Green before he committed. He joins Ali, wide receiver Trestan Ebner and wide receiver Tyquez Hampton in SMU’s 2017 class. He is being recruited to play one of the offensive tackle spots.