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SMU's 2017 offers: where they signed

With signing day over, here is where each player SMU offered in the 2017 class signed to play next season.

Every college football team has to offer way more players than they are going to take in a recruiting class, because no staff hits on every single player it offers. Some of those offered players are top priorities, some are fall-back plans, some run out space when a position group fills up,  and others just never end up being recruited that hard when one or both sides focus on other options. PonyStampede kept track of each player that picked up an SMU offer (in the 2017 cycle, and now that signing day has passes, nearly all have signed to play somewhere next season.

The point of this isn't to show that SMU missed on so many players it offered, because not all were priorities and every single FBS team offers a lot of players. Rather, it's interesting to look back on one-time former targets and offers and see their final destination and final ranking. Here's every known 2017 player with an SMU offer and where he signed, broken down by position group.

Quick facts:

PonyStampede tracked 132 known SMU offers (excluding SMU commits) in the 2017 cycle.

Seven players who SMU didn't offer but monitored are included

Of those 19, 100 signed with Power Five teams (49 offense, 51 defense) and 117 had Power Five offers.

51 players changed commitments at least once. Of those 51, nine changed commitments twice. Two players decommitted, then recommitted to a school (not included in the 51). 

SMU had seven recommitments in the 2017 cycle. Six of them signed with Power Five teams. Of the 51 changes in commitments, 13 changed from a Group of Five team to a Power Five team (including SMU).

Two players didn't sign with Division I school they were once committed to because they signed with a junior college or had off-field issues (are not included in the 51).

Quarterback:

http://www.scout.com/player/192441-chris-robison

http://www.scout.com/player/195805-avery-davis

http://www.scout.com/player/192105-kishawn-kelley

http://www.scout.com/player/193884-sam-ehlinger

http://www.scout.com/player/188304-jason-shelley

http://www.scout.com/player/199287-jaylon-mascorro?s=215

(Previously committed to: Houston)

http://www.scout.com/player/200110-charlie-brewer?s=357

(Previously committed to: SMU)

http://www.scout.com/player/199075-kellen-mond

(Previously committed to: Baylor)

http://www.scout.com/player/203906-justice-mccoy

(Previously committed to: Florida Atlantic)

http://www.scout.com/player/207551-will-mcbride

(Previously committed to: SMU, Memphis)

http://www.scout.com/player/207974-aldon-clark/news?year=2016

http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/player/201024-ty-brock

http://www.scout.com/player/191559-miklo-smalls

http://www.scout.com/player/183502-jonathan-banks/recruiting?year=2016&s=73

(SMU never offered Banks, a junior college transfer by way of Kansas State, but guy they took a good look at in the summer as a possible second quarterback before Gillins committed)

Running back:

http://www.scout.com/player/190403-kaegun-williams

http://www.scout.com/player/201507-trelon-smith

http://www.scout.com/player/199583-dominic-williams

http://www.scout.com/player/191754-eno-benjamin

(Previously committed to: Iowa)

http://www.scout.com/player/188089-toneil-carter

(Previously committed to: Georgia)

http://www.scout.com/player/195305-carlos-grace

(Signed with a junior college. Previously committed to Houston)

Wide receiver/tight end:

http://www.scout.com/player/190459-kd-nixon

(Previously committed to: Tennessee)

http://www.scout.com/player/191755-jaylon-jackson?s=73

http://www.scout.com/player/194334-charleston-rambo

http://www.scout.com/player/192686-hezekiah-jones

(Previously committed to: Baylor)

http://www.scout.com/player/199971-tyrell-shavers?s=73

(SMU was Shavers’ offer way back in spring of 2015, long before he blew up)

http://www.scout.com/player/197718-trestan-ebner

(Previously committed to: SMU, TCU)

http://www.scout.com/player/195350-damion-miller

http://www.scout.com/player/198368-camron-buckley

http://www.scout.com/college/lsu/player/194827-mannie-netherly

(Previously committed to: Texas A&M)

http://www.scout.com/player/198426-major-tennison

(Previously committed to: Texas)

http://www.scout.com/player/202946-devodric-bynum?s=73

(Bynum will play defensive back for Houston)

http://www.scout.com/player/193432-omar-manning

http://www.scout.com/player/191990-tyquez-hampton

(Previously committed to: SMU, Washington State)

http://www.scout.com/player/199833-montrell-estell?s=73

http://www.scout.com/player/201788-laviska-shenault

http://www.scout.com/player/204345-cade-brewer?s=357

(Previously committed to: SMU)

http://www.scout.com/player/204844-lc-greenwood

http://www.scout.com/player/199507-ceedee-lamb

(Previously committed to: Oklahoma, then recommitted)

http://www.scout.com/player/192440-tylan-wallace

http://www.scout.com/player/195766-r-j-sneed?s=360

(Previously committed to: TCU, Ole Miss)

http://www.scout.com/college/southern-methodist/player/208475-kenedy-snell

http://www.scout.com/player/201370-jalen-reagor

(Previously committed to: Texas Tech, Oklahoma. SMU was the second to offer, after Tech, where his dad played).

http://www.scout.com/player/193433-cartrell-thomas

(SMU did not offer Thomas, but he was slot WR out of Lancaster who visited SMU and SMU liked, but decided it didn’t need slot types the class).

http://www.scout.com/player/207705-damien-degruy?s=350

(Previously committed to: Memphis)

Offensive line:

http://www.scout.com/player/189206-jack-anderson

http://www.scout.com/player/199103-hyrin-white

(SMU was White’s first offer, back in the spring of 2015)

http://www.scout.com/player/194781-tyrese-robinson

http://www.scout.com/player/196601-kenneth-pleasant

(Pleasant signed with a junior college)

http://www.scout.com/player/204766-grant-polley?s=73

(SMU did not offer Polley, but he came on a visit shortly after he committed to Colorado and had interest. SMU wanted someone who they saw as a tackle.)

http://www.scout.com/player/201515-brenden-jaimes

http://www.scout.com/player/205484-ronald-rudd

(Previously committed to: UCLA)

http://www.scout.com/player/204632-rashawn-slater

http://www.scout.com/player/202146-camron-horry

http://www.scout.com/player/205753-xavier-newman/recruiting

(Previously committed to: Texas, Colorado)

http://www.scout.com/player/206720-carson-green

(Previously committed to: SMU, which was his first offer)

http://www.scout.com/player/201369-edward-ingram

http://www.scout.com/player/206082-jared-hocker?s=73

(Previously committed to: Kansas, Texas Tech)

http://www.scout.com/player/206127-kirby-adcock?s=73

http://www.scout.com/player/208875-zacchaeus-mckinney

(Previously committed to: Kansas)

http://www.scout.com/player/209513-jason-moore/recruiting?year=2016

(SMU didn’t offer but was monitoring him as a possible addition as a tackle, before Matthew Huhn decommitted from Houston and before they focused on Hayden Howerton. SMU felt it could have landed him if it had offered and pushed for him earlier in the fall, but wanted to be patient. He blew up in December).

http://www.scout.com/player/186607-kelby-wickline

(Previously committed to: North Carolina).

http://www.scout.com/player/203902-coy-mcmillon?s=362

(Previously committed to: Tulsa. Like Jason Moore, SMU didn’t offer but was monitoring him as a possible tackle, but wanted to be patient. If SMU had offered and pushed for him, the staff felt they could have landed him).

http://www.scout.com/player/211329-tanis-joseph

Defensive line:

http://www.scout.com/player/200389-sam-miller

http://www.scout.com/player/203953-deiontae-watts

http://www.scout.com/player/203092-ondario-robinson?year=2016

http://www.scout.com/player/196525-damion-daniels?s=73

http://www.scout.com/player/204384-marqez-bimage

(Previously committed to: Houston)

http://www.scout.com/player/194616-earnest-brown

(Had SMU very high on his list over a host of other Power Fives because of the academics, but picked Northwestern).

http://www.scout.com/player/202970-nelson-mbanasor

(Previously committed to: Oklahoma State)

http://www.scout.com/player/206618-troy-james

(Previously committed to: Kansas, Arkansas)

http://www.scout.com/player/204041-bryan-jones

(Previously committed to: Ole Miss)

http://www.scout.com/player/201512-dayo-odeyingbo?s=73

http://www.scout.com/player/206310-alfred-bryant

http://www.scout.com/college/southern-methodist/player/196348-josh-rogers

http://www.scout.com/player/207142-ryder-anderson?s=10

(Previously committed to: Arkansas. SMU was his first offer after he visited for a spring practice in April).

http://www.scout.com/college/southern-methodist/player/206085-brock-martin

http://www.scout.com/player/199419-alexander-duke?year=2016

http://www.scout.com/player/206324-ziyon-hill/news?year=2016

Linebacker:

http://www.scout.com/player/205863-reed-martin

http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/player/179859-anthony-h...

(Previously committed to: Mississippi State. Hines committed there as a freshman. Despite holding 90 offers, he kept SMU in his final 10 and frequently visited campus).

http://www.scout.com/player/198599-levi-draper

(Previously committed to: Oklahoma State)

http://www.scout.com/player/191624-baron-browning

(Previously committed to: Baylor)

http://www.scout.com/player/199472-terrel-bernard

(Previously committed to: Houston)

http://www.scout.com/player/197749-dimitri-moore

http://www.scout.com/player/207201-devodrick-johnson

(Previously committed to: Texas A&M, but then recommitted. SMU was his first offer last spring).

http://www.scout.com/player/204944-riko-jeffers

http://www.scout.com/player/191438-gervarrius-owens?s=350

(Previously committed to: Memphis)

http://www.scout.com/player/205846-kyrei-fisher?s=73

(Previously committed to: Minnesota)

http://www.scout.com/player/206186-grant-stuard

http://www.scout.com/player/205750-odessa-thurman/recruiting

(Thurman signed with a junior college).

http://www.scout.com/player/208491-donovan-perkins

http://www.scout.com/player/208657-paul-favorite

http://www.scout.com/player/208729-rashaad-harding/recruiting

Defensive back:

http://www.scout.com/player/201520-elijah-gooden

http://www.scout.com/player/192438-tracin-wallace?s=73

http://www.scout.com/player/189493-jeffrey-okudah

http://www.scout.com/player/197953-adam-beck/recruiting?year=2016

(Previously committed to: Houston, Texas Tech)

http://www.scout.com/player/200537-donovan-stiner?s=215

(Previously committed to: Baylor, Houston)

http://www.scout.com/player/203601-kary-vincent-jr

http://www.scout.com/player/203519-matt-hankins

http://www.scout.com/player/200754-justin-broiles

http://www.scout.com/player/201468-jalen-pitre

http://www.scout.com/player/192512-derrick-tucker

http://www.scout.com/player/200179-paulson-adebo

(Previously committed to: Notre Dame)

http://www.scout.com/player/203738-javontavius-mosley?s=73

http://www.scout.com/player/204891-tyon-merchant?s=73

(Previously committed to: Oklahoma State)

http://www.scout.com/player/199787-javelin-guidry

(Previously committed to: Houston)

http://www.scout.com/player/204366-kobe-boyce?s=110

http://www.scout.com/player/202934-ty-thomas/recruiting?year=2016

(Previously committed to: Oklahoma State)

http://www.scout.com/player/204269-josh-thompson

(Previously committed to: TCU. SMU was his first offer last March).

http://www.scout.com/player/204347-austin-hiller/news?year=2016

http://www.scout.com/player/207166-isaiah-richardson

http://www.scout.com/player/207223-kamren-curl?s=73

(Previously committed to: Texas Tech)

http://www.scout.com/player/193418-tre-brown

http://www.scout.com/player/204056-isaiah-stewart

(Previously committed to: Nevada. SMU didn’t offer, but he visited multiple times)

http://www.scout.com/player/208044-noah-daniels

(Previously committed to: Baylor)

http://www.scout.com/player/196315-george-nyakwol?s=355

http://www.scout.com/player/198816-taylor-perry

http://www.scout.com/player/207725-adam-sparks

(Previously committed to: Vanderbilt)

http://www.scout.com/player/208211-jaylen-thomas

http://www.scout.com/player/197589-daiquain-jackson

http://www.scout.com/player/204979-timarcus-davis?s=215

(Previously committed to: Houston)

http://www.scout.com/player/194610-tyreke-davis

http://www.scout.com/player/207662-jeremiah-owusu-koramoah

(Previously committed to: Virginia)

Athlete:

http://www.scout.com/player/197478-roshauud-paul

(Previously committed to: TCU)

http://www.scout.com/player/194395-j-k-dobbins

http://www.scout.com/player/192438-tracin-wallace?s=73

http://www.scout.com/player/207607-debione-renfro

http://www.scout.com/player/204867-thabo-mwaniki

http://www.scout.com/player/204284-terio-brown

http://www.scout.com/player/197717-lakendrick-vanzandt

http://www.scout.com/player/189958-bryson-smith?s=73

Didn't sign:

Lakeview Centennial QB Kamron Fields signed to play baseball at Texas. SMU, along with couple Power Five, programs, offered as a quarterback.

http://www.scout.com/player/195497-lagaryonn-carson?s=73

(Previously committed to: Texas. He reportedly has off-field issues).

http://www.scout.com/player/199417-rajan-cunningham

http://www.scout.com/player/204866-c-j-jones

http://www.scout.com/player/200205-joshua-croslen

(Previously committed to: Minnesota. SMU was the first to offer).

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