2019 Denton (Tex.) Guyer point guard De'Vion Harmon has been a consistent visitor to SMU over the past few months and got to come in early for the SMU-Eastern Michigan matchup and get a preview of what life would be like for him at SMU.
"It was great. I got to get some shots in and I worked out. I got to talk to a lot of the players. I love all the coaches there. Coach Jank, coach KT, coach Duncan, coach Forrest," Harmon said. "Went to the game and watched a great game and they blew out Eastern Michigan. The atmosphere is good. Even though Dallas is a big place, people come and support SMU."
Harmon visited SMU a few weeks back for a practice and was impressed with Tim Jankovich and how he runs practice.
"He worked on my shot with me and my guide hand so I can be consistent and not be restricted. I watched practice. I love how coach Jank coaches. He expects a lot out of you. He doesn't treat a player any different than others. I love how they play the game and push up the court if they can get out and run."
SMU's assistant coaches have all made a great impression on him including new assistants Jay Duncan and Shawn Forrest. The entire SMU staff was at a recent tournament of Harmon's, who's also teammates with 2018 forward Grayson Carter.
"They made a great impression. They came down at the Wichita Falls tournament and they brought everybody. They're recruiting my very hard. I've been talking to coach KT for a while. I met coach Forrest and coach Duncan. I love how they're recruiting me. I want to keep building a strong relationship with them."
Texas, LSU and Oklahoma have all been turning up the heat on Harmon with the Longhorns offering as of late, but even as bigger schools enter the mix, Harmon will always look at SMU.
"It means a lot. I got the Texas offer, but it don't change anything because SMU is one of the big schools I'm looking at. I just love the coaching staff. There's going to be more schools, but SMU isn't going to go down. It's a great place. I'm going to keep watching practice, going to games to build those relationships with all of them."