It's no secret Southern Methodist University needs a few defenders to close out its 2009 recruiting class. The Mustangs are already sitting with 20 pledges including four grey shirts; expect the remainder to most likely be on the defensive side of the ball.
One of the state's top free safety's Joseph Bonugli of San Antonio's Earl Warren High School appears to be on the Mustang's radar.
"SMU is recruiting me hard," Bonugli told PonyStampede.com Monday night. "I most definitely have interest in the Mustangs. I like June Jones a lot; I know he will turn that program around."
"I plan on waiting until the season is over to make a decision," Bonugli said. "I have been staying in contact with the SMU coaching staff a lot."
When asked if he currently has an early favorite, Bonugli didn't hesitate.
"SMU is definitely up there, they are high on my list," Bonugli said. "I plan on taking an unofficial visit there this fall for a game."
Bonugli got his senior season underway last Thursday night when Earl Warren lost to Converse Judson 23-12. The standout free safety ended the game with 12 tackles and more importantly had a kickoff return for over 40 yards.