June Jones and staff are establishing a recruiting pipeline at one California High School.
The standout kicker and punter are former teammates with Evan Huahulu, a good friend of Loftus.
"Evan was excited when I told him I was going to be a Mustang," Loftus told PonyStampede.com Thursday. "My hard work has paid off; I'm very excited about the opportunity."
Loftus made two trips this summer to the Dallas campus, one for a junior camp and one just to see the campus.
"It's a great school and a very nice campus in the middle of a big city," Loftus said. "One of the biggest reasons I chose SMU is the coaching staff, Coach Jones and Coach Gansz are incredible."
"I know I made the right decision," Loftus said. "I can't wait to get there."