The Suan Connection

No matter what great quarterback June Jones develops at SMU, he is going to need lineman to give him time. That is why the Mustangs have interest in this pass blocking specialist. Who is it? Find out inside PonyStampede.com!

No matter what great quarterback June Jones develops at SMU, he is going to need lineman to give him time. That is why the Mustangs have interest in Grapevine pass blocking specialist Dalton Forsythe. The junior has attended a few SMU games this fall and went to camp last summer.

"The main school that I'm talking to right now is SMU. Otherwise I'm talking to BYU a little bit and at a couple camps I met with a Colorado coach and Norm Chow from UCLA," said Forsythe. "I know they (SMU) are still rebuilding their program and as far as academics they are a great school. They are putting a lot of effort into their recruiting and I think it's a school that is going to get a lot better in the future."

While he does not have any official offers, Forsythe is getting interest from SMU, Texas Tech, BYU, Colorado, Boise State, Utah, and UCLA. He hopes to have a few offers in hand before the start of next season. One of the biggest factors in picking a school might come down to the offensive tackle's faith.

"I'm LDS, I'm a Mormon and would like to go on my mission. If a college would let me do that, it would be one of my top things," said Forsythe. "Also how close it is to home would be a factor and also the overall academics of the school."

Grapevine finished the season 0-10 overall, but hopes to rebound in 2009. Right now the Grapevine coaching staff is counting on Forsythe to be a major part of the turn around.

"Dalton is 6' 4" and about 260 pounds, and can run," Grapevine Coach Gary Mullins told the Grapevine Courier. "He has the elements of being an outstanding lineman. I think he could do something on both sides of the ball, because from a speed standpoint, he is probably a 4.8 kind of kid……Off-season is going to be big for him. There's no question he will play an important role in re-building the team."

Forsythe will be camping at SMU and BYU this summer, along with the All-Poly camp in Utah. The All-Poly Camp is starting to gain traction as one of the top contact camps on the west coast not affiliated with a college.

If SMU does offer, Forsythe will have someone very close to him persuading him to go to Dallas. His father, a Hawaii native, was a childhood friend of SMU running backs coach Wes Suan.

"As of right now, SMU is definitely my dad's number one choice for me, said Forsythe."

This summer the offensive tackle will work on staying low and getting better leverage in the trenches. He is currently benching 255 pounds and squatting 370. He has a 3.86 GPA on a weighted scale.

PonyStampede.com will have more updates on Dalton Forsythe as they become available.


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