Southern Methodist University picked up two key commitments of the 2009 recruiting class, and came very close to picking up a third.
Nederland's Stefan Huber attended SMU's Junior one day camp Saturday and left very impressed with the Mustang coaching staff. So much in fact that the talented offensive lineman admitted he was close to making his pledge.
"I thought about it," Huber told PonyStampede.com Saturday evening. "My parents want me to attend some more camps before making a final decision. SMU is definitely one of my top schools after this visit."
Huber got a chance to be coached first hand by offensive line coach Dennis McKnight, a key factor on why SMU's stock rose.
"Coach McKnight always has something good to say to you," Huber said. "While he is teaching you everything he says is positive. He played 13 years in the NFL; you can tell he knows what he is talking about."
Huber also got a chance to meet new head coach June Jones.
"I introduced myself," Huber said. "I really like him a lot. He seems like he would be a great coach to play for."
Huber got a chance to check out the athletic facilities, including the Mustang's locker room and the weight room.
The standout offensive lineman currently has three offers, one from SMU, the other two from Army and Stephen F. Austin.
"SMU is definitely one of my top choices after today," Huber said. "Coach Jones brings a lot to the table, I'm confident that he will do great things at SMU."
Huber plans on making his decision sometime before the end of the summer so he can concentrate on his senior season.
"This camp definitely heightens my chances of becoming a Mustang," Huber said. "I could definitely see myself playing at SMU."