SMU picked up a big commitment from a Texas linebacker late Sunday evening.
Beaumont's Westbrook's linebacker Taylor Reed committed to Mustang's coach Tim Hundley.
"I just got off the phone with Coach Hundley, I'm now a Mustang," Reed told PonyStampede.com. "I'm very excited; I spoke to my parents about it, I prayed about it and decided that SMU is the best place for me."
Reed, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete that runs a 4.5 forty, expects to play outside linebacker for SMU.
"Coach Hundley has done a great job recruiting me," Reed said. "He is a great guy and I have developed a great relationship with him. Getting the opportunity to play for June Jones is just something I can't pass up."
Westbrook's head coach explained last week what type of team player Reed was.
"We have the No. 1 running back in the state, so when we moved Taylor to linebacker he didn't disappoint," Coach Stump said. "He responded by earning first team all district honors as a junior and is having a great senior season so far."
Stump feels that SMU is getting a great player.
"Taylor really flies to the ball," Coach Stump said. "He has great football instincts; he really has a nose for the football."
We will have a more detailed feature story with Reed later this week on PonyStampede.com.