June Jones is known for his wide open offenses.
He and veteran quarterback coach Dan Morrison knows what it takes to play quarterback in their system.
It only took one look for Jones to realize he had his man of the future at a prospect camp earlier this summer. Despite the signal caller not being his team starter his junior season, Southlake Carroll's Kyle Padron left an impression which in return earned him a scholarship offer.
"Coach Morrison told me that they liked what they saw at camp," Padron said. "Shortly after that the offer came in. I thought to myself, wow what an honor to play for June Jones; I knew this was the right situation for me."
Padron hasn't disappointed so far in his senior season as the Dragon's starter. The talented signal caller has thrown for over 1,500 yards on 128 completions against 189 attempts. He has 18 touchdowns via the air against only three interceptions. He has rushed for another 300 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Padron made his pledge to Coach Jones and staff shortly after receiving his offer, a decision that he is still very excited about and glad he made.
"I don't plan on going anywhere else," Padron said. "I'm very much committed to SMU."
Padron has been keeping up with the Mustangs progress through the media and through an inside source that is currently on the team.
Padron's older brother Justin, a linebacker at North Texas, transferred to SMU over the summer and is currently on the Mustang's scout team. The older Padron has to sit out this season but will be ready to play next fall for SMU.
"He loves it there," the younger Padron said. "The coaching staff has been great to him; he loves Coach Jones and the entire staff. Academically it's a lot more challenging than North Texas, but he is adjusting well."
Padron has been to every game this season at the Hilltop with the exception of last week's game against Tulsa.
"I had to go visit family in Arkansas," Padron said. "Don't think I missed the game through, I listed to it on the radio over the internet. It sounded like a great game, one that we definitely should have won."
Padron is very impressed with Jones' offense and feels it's a perfect fit for him. He also thinks that young quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is improving each week.
"They are progressing and getting better every week," Padron said. "Bo is getting more comfortable with the offense each week."
Does it bother Padron that Mitchell is only a true freshman?
"Not at all," Padron said. "I know that I'm not ready to be a starting quarterback at that level. I look forward to learning from him, learning the offense and improve my game. A red shirt year would definitely be an asset for my career, I realize that, I'm also a competitor and not afraid of competition."
Padron has also considered leaving high school early; he currently has enough credits to graduate in December.
"We have considered it, but you're only a senior in high school once in your life," Padron said. "I want to experience everything this year has to offer me, I'm excited about my future at SMU, and right now there is no reason to rush it."
Is Padron excited about the chance of playing on the same team as his older brother?
"We are very close," Padron said. "It will be a lot of fun. It's an opportunity that I'm excited about having."