The process is just starting for 2019 Argyle HS (Tex.) defensive lineman Preston Wilson, but he relished the opportunity to take his third visit to SMU in as many weeks for their Friday Night Lights practice just a week ago.
“I enjoyed it very much, I always enjoy coming to SMU there’s always a great team chemistry there,” Wilson told PonyStampede, “I love the way the players treat each other and the respect they have for each other and I feel like that’s the way they always are.”
The 6-3, 240-pound lineman was especially impressed with the speech coach Morris gave before the practice outlining his belief in academics and the resources that are available to players at SMU.
“There is a strong emphasis on education, they always support the athlete getting them what they need by tutoring, study halls, the library and he also talks about the four wheels on a bus and I think that’s awesome everything he talks about,” Wilson said.
Strength and conditioning was once again a big point of emphasis for the staff and is something Wilson believes is the foundation of a very solid team.
“They talked about weight training and the strong emphasis they have on weight training and I think that’s very important to a football team and can make a team successful,” Wilson said.
After the scrimmage, Wilson got the chance to talk with coach Loepp and Wyatt about how things were going in his hometown and with his coaching staff.
“I feel like each time it feels like he treats me like one of his own players and takes me under his wing and treats me like one of his players and not just somebody else,” Wilson said.
The Argyle lineman will be back again soon to check out SMU’s spring game and will be paying close attention to the offensive and defensive line for things he can take into his own game.
“You’re always trying to watch people that are older than you and people that are better than you,” Wilson told PonyStampede, “That’s going to make you better so I’m planning to watch them and then talk to coach.”
Wilson currently doesn’t have any offers, but is still getting to know all the schools in the area.