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2018 Oklahoma offensive lineman stops by SMU

Demo talked with 2018 Bishop Mcguinness (Okla.) offensive lineman Owen Condon about his visit to SMU and his recruitment.

It’s been a very busy summer for 2018 Bishop McGuinness offensive tackle Owen Condon.

The 6-7, 300 pound junior has already made several visits and made his way to a number of satellite camps in Dallas.  

“My first camp this summer was with OU, and then I went to the Sam Houston State camp in Dallas,” he said. “Then I did the Texas A&M, and Houston satellite camps in Dallas. Then I went to the Oklahoma State offensive line camp. And I just got back from a visit to Stanford last weekend.”

Condon plans on slowing thing down a little bit the rest of the summer to keep working towards having a great junior season, but will make some more visit once the college football season gets rolling.  

“I’m not going to anymore camps, but I will be making some visits this fall to hopefully see some game,” he said. “I’ll definitely try to catch a game at SMU.”

Condon holds an SMU offer as well as offers from Ohio, Tulsa, Iowa State and Louisiana-Monroe—Ohio being the first program to offer him back in January.

“It was awesome because it was unexpected,” he said. “Their offensive coordinator came by my school and let my coach know they were offering me. He came and told me at lunch; it was great—just really unexpected.”

Condon visited SMU for the first time back in April and the visit took a positive turn almost immediately upon his arrival.

“As soon as I got there we had a meeting with coach Dustin Fry,” Condon said. “And he just told me that he liked my play and that he wanted to offer me a scholarship.”

 Less than two months after picking up his offer from SMU, Condon found himself attending a lot of satellite camps in Dallas and felt like he should reconvene with the SMU coaches.  

“I really like the staff,” Condon said. “I’m really high on SMU and its coaches right now. When I was there for junior day we got to tour the campus and walk around, but I was just really impressed with the coaches. The way they treated me down there, I just feel like they are all good guys.”

From his exposure to the team and the staff, Condon is confident that good things await the Mustangs in 2016.  

“I think they are going to get things turned around really quickly,” he said. “Coach Chad Morris is great—I watched one of their practices when I was down for junior day. I think things will go a lot different for them this season.” 

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