After visiting for SMU’s win over Houston late last season, 2018 Sulphur HS (La.) tight end Christian Trahan has seen his relationship with SMU continue to grow stronger and is hoping to take a visit to the Hilltop in the near future.
“I’ve been talking to coach Gunn right now he wants me to get up for one of their junior days and talk about more than football,” Trahan told PonyStampede, “He wants me to talk about academics and meet with the academic advisors to talk about school.”
After getting a tour of campus, Trahan loves what he would be able to do in this offense and the way he’d fit in at SMU.
“I like their campus a lot, he was showing me around the campus when I was there and just to have a school like that offer me a scholarship, that would be big,” Trahan told PonyStampede, “As far as football everything is big there, everything is big, and then I like the fit playing outside, playing slot, playing H-Back I can do it all.”
Trahan also got to connect with coach Morris recently and was impressed he stayed at SMU after receiving interest from Baylor.
“I really like him because of how he stayed at SMU, that shows his loyalty, he could have gone to a bigger program, but he chose to stay at SMU because he saw they have big things going over there, that’s what really popped up to me,” Trahan told PonyStampede.
When 6-3, 238-pound tight end takes his visit to SMU, it will be about exploring the campus more, as well as, see what a life academically would look like.
“Really just how I would fit in academically over there because I know it’s a really prestigious school as far as academics go, I just want to get a bit more as far as academics goes what I would major and how all of that goes,” Trahan said.
With schools like his hometown LSU Tigers jumping into the mix, things are wide open for Trahan, however, he does have a couple early favorites.
“I don’t really have a front runner right now because I still have my options pretty wide open because there are a lot of schools talking to me and a lot of schools that have just started talking to me,” Trahan told PonyStampede, “I could say I have a favorite. I really like SMU, Oklahoma State and Louisiana Tech, they run the type of offense that I run and I love their coaching staff.”
The versatile Louisiana tight end sees himself as both a good run blocker, as well as, a guy that can line up anywhere and make catches.
“I call myself anything, I can get down dirty and block and I feel confident in the way I can catch the ball, but I also feel confident in the way I can block,” Trahan said, “I’m working on my speed and my footwork I need to get a few steps faster to play more of a slot receiver, because this year we lost our running back that took the running part out of our game so we’re going to have to air it out a little more.”
Along with SMU, Trahan currently has offers from Southern Miss, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, Southeastern, Oklahoma State, South Alabama, Tulane, Jackson State and McNeese State.