SMU hosted a large group of prospects for its second spring scrimmage Saturday, but a few of its 2016 signees stopped by too. Among them was Ke'Mon Freeman, the last edition to the class. Saturday was the first time he saw the team and coaches in action, and he admittedly was antsy about getting out there himself.
“I love football, I love playing and I don’t like to watch,” Freeman said. “I love the way they run practice…I want to get back and get out there and play.”
A dual-threat quarterback, Freeman led Texarkana (Texas) Liberty Eylau to the Class 4A Division I quarterfinals, but he signed as an athlete. On signing day, Chad Morris admitted he could end up playing quarterback, running back, wide receiver or defensive back. To start, he’ll be staying at quarterback, but his training will help him be ready for any position.
“The coaches sent me a workout manual and I’ve been continuing to do it over and over,” Freeman said. “It works on your whole body, speed, strength, agility, conditioning.”
The 6-foot, 205-pound Freeman got the SMU offer in the summer and SMU stayed in contact with him throughout his senior season, in which he posted 3,309 passing yards and 1,865 rushing yards with 58 total touchdowns. He didn’t commit to SMU until signing day and originally committed to Stephen F. Austin in January. When SMU didn’t land Plano East wide receiver Audie Omotosho on signing day, the spot became Freeman’s.
“It was pretty stressful because I was committed to SFA, and like 11:30 at night before signing day, they called and asked if I wanted to joining the team, and I said, ‘yes sir,’” Freeman said. “I felt I made the right choice and this was the best place for me.”