Is Nance SMU's QB of the future-2010?

It appears that a signal caller from the state of Georgia may be one of June Jones' top targets for signal callers for the recruiting class of 2010. Does the talented signal caller have a connection to Highland Park and the Hilltop? Does he have interest in the Mustangs. Go inside this exclusive interview for these answers and more.

Southern Methodist University football fans can rest assure that June Jones has a plan for who will be the quarterbacks for his Mustang teams over the next few years.

Jones and veteran quarterback coach Dan Morrison know what they are looking for, what it takes to win in their system. It's a proven one that benefitted Hawaii for more than nine seasons.

With already one commitment from Kyle Padron for the Class of 2009, who are the signal callers of the future for SMU?

It appears that one talented gunslinger that has appeared on the Jones/Morrison radar is Calhoun Georgia's Nash Nance.

According to Nance, there is definitely a connection with the talented quarterback from Georgia to the Highland Park area and there is definitely an interest on Nance's part.

"My aunt lives in Highland Park," Nance told Tuesday night. "I understand that I'm one of SMU's top targets for 2010, I'm very excited about the possibility of playing in June Jones' offense."

In fact, Nance who played at the Darlington School this past season in Rome Georgia, recently transferred to Calhoun Georgia to be able to craft his skills in the run and shoot spread offense.

"We ran the double slot offense at Darlington this past season," Nance said. "We decided I would be better off in a more wide open offense, so I came back home to play at Calhoun next season."

Nance's aunt Erin Hill urged the talented signal caller to send his tape to Coach Jones, that's all it took for the recruitment to begin.

"They started recruiting me pretty hard after I sent my film to them," Nance said. "I definitely could see myself playing in that offense. It would be an honor to play for Coach Jones."

Nance, who is listed at 6-foot-4, 200-pounds, plans on taking another visit to the state of Texas over the holidays.

"I will be participating in the junior combine at the US Army All-American All-Star game," Nance said. "We have already discussed it, I plan on taking an unofficial visit to SMU in the near future to get to meet the coaches and check out the campus. It's in my aunt's back yard so it would be like being at home going to school there."

Nance completed over 75 percent of his passes this past season, throwing for over 700 yards in a run oriented offense.

Nance currently has one official offer to Harvard. He has interest in SMU, Vanderbilt, Duke and South Carolina.

He and his father took an unofficial visit to the University of Texas for the Longhorns game against Missouri.

"I love Texas," Nance said. "I got the chance to meet Mack Brown; he was really nice and very down to earth."

Nance also plans on participating in one of SMU's summer camps in June.

"We are already making plans to attend SMU's camp," Nance said. "I'm excited about the opportunity of playing for Coach Jones. I'm definitely hoping for an offer."

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