"I like how the coaching staff is really nice and everything. It seems like SMU has been up to date with me the whole time. They seem like the school that is talking with me the most," stated Hagar to PonyStampede.com. "It's kind of a small school, but I'm fine with that. I really like it. I would say my favorites are SMU, Kansas State, and Baylor."
Besides for his top schools, Hagar is also hearing from Purdue and Oklahoma State. On Monday, the junior started his final set of spring practices. This year, Hagar plans to play on both sides of the football, getting time on the defensive line and at tight end.
"It has been going good so far for two days in. I had UTEP and Baylor come down yesterday and watch me practice," said the 2010 recruit. "I talked with SMU coach Bert Hill, and he said he was going to be by sometime this week to watch me. I also think Purdue is supposed to be coming down this spring."
The SMU coaching staff is looking for speed in the 2010 front seven. Recently, Hagar ran a 4.52 forty. Scouts have said that he has a tremendous flashes of quickness off the ball. In 2008, he earned 27-4A All-District First Team Defensive Honors after helping lead his team to a 8-4 record.
"The biggest thing that I'm looking for is the campus has to be nice and I have to feel comfortable. SMU feels really nice. It's really close to family," said the defensive lineman. "I'm also interested in a place that has great academics and a nice tradition."
So when Hagar begins to get offers, when should we expect to hear about a decision?
"I think I would like to make a decision after my senior year. I don't want to have the thought of my decision going through my head. Depending if I have a good senior year, I don't want have to decline people that offer me."
PonyStampede.com will have more on Forrest Hagar as it becomes available.