SMU commit recaps official visit

Hatts talked with 2017 SMU commit Elijah McQueen about his official visit to SMU and enrolling early.

After hosting the coaches for an in-home visit last week, Terrell linebacker Elijah McQueen made the trip up to SMU for his official visit in advance of enrolling early next semester. 

“It was great man I had a great time meeting with all the coaches, all the players and everything I had a really good time,” McQueen said. 

One of McQueen’s favorite parts of the visit was a dinner at Ocean Prime, a frequent dinner spot during official visit weekend. 

“That was great, we ate really good over there at Ocean Prime and that was a place I could go back and eat at again,” McQueen said. 

The Terrell linebacker’s host for the weekend was sophomore safety Rodney Clemons who gave McQueen a glimpse into what life will be like once he steps on campus and some key adjustments he needs to be aware of. 

“He was telling me there is going to be a lot of adjustments to school life, being on top of your classes is going to be the hardest part,” McQueen said, “Knowing when and where your classes are to be at them and the time management that’s going to be the biggest issue.”

The 5-11, 180-pound linebacker is really looking forward to getting on campus in a couple weeks, and getting a head start on adjusting to a college lifestyle. 

“It’s going to help me a lot being able to get in there early and get that extra semester out the way so I’ll be ahead in the classroom,” McQueen said, “I’ll be able to get the feel of that early so I’ll be good with that and then also I’m actually getting into the football side and getting all the plays and everything so that’s going to help me a lot.”

After watching the progress this Mustang group made last season, McQueen is very confident big things are coming in the future. 

“I’m so glad I’m coming to a team that is so young because that gives us a chance to learn together and build up,” McQueen said, “I feel like this year and the next following 2-3 years we’re going to be a complete turnaround, we’re going to be competing for bowl games, we’re going to be competing for playoff spots, this SMU team that is going to be coming up in the next couple of years will be on top of the game.”


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