2018 cornerback JaQualyn Greene talks SMU visit

Pony Stampede's Phil Mayer talked with 2018 cornerback JaQualyn Greene about his trip to SMU for prospect day.

2018 South Grand Prairie High School cornerback JaQualyn Greene took a visit to SMU, and he thoroughly enjoyed it.

Among his favorite parts of the visit was talking with the SMU coaches.

"I would say being around coach Van Malone, talking more with coach Mathis, coach Chris Scott... was a big part of the trip to the Hilltop." 


SMU's staff talked to Greene and his mother about his school year, track and football. 

Greene already has a couple close friends who play for SMU, in quarterback Ben Hicks and fellow Waco native, wide receiver Brandon Benson. 

One part of SMU that appeals to Greene is the academics, the business school in particular.

"Learning about the academics is was a big part of the trip to the Hilltop. Look at past SMU alumni who had great success in the business program," Greene said. "That's something I'm considering a big part of my recruitment." 

Greene also feels connected to SMU because they were the first to recruit him.

"SMU was my first look," Greene said. "They were the first college who believed in me." 

SMU is currently Greene's only FBS offer, but an abundance of other schools have showed interest in him. Some schools that have recently contacted him are: Houston, Texas, UTSA and Penn State. 

The 5-11, 165-pound corner is eager to come back to SMU, and will do so for spring practices, after the suggestion of defensive grad assistant Chris Scott, Jr.

"I'm looking forward to talking to the coaching staff again and seeing the atmosphere, seeing how practice looks," Greene said.  

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