The next Kyle Padron?

Much like current SMU signal caller Kyle Padron, this quarterback is waiting in the wings as a high school junior. But, that doesn't mean he is being noticed by some big schools in Texas. Come inside for more about this player that visited last weekend. If you don't have a premium membership, you are missing out!

Much like current SMU signal caller Kyle Padron, Westlake quarterback Preston Dewey is waiting in the wings as a high school junior. Padron backed up North Texas quarterback Riley Dodge, before getting on the field as a senior. Dewey is second in command behind Tanner Price, a strong-armed southpaw committed to play at Wake Forest .

"It's hard not be the guy. But, I have take the opportunity to learn from it. I have learned a lot from Tanner," said Dewey on Monday night to PonyStampede.com. "Yeah it does probably hurt my recruiting. I have tried to make the most of it. I'm trying to get my names out there as much as I can and I'm trying to hit all the camps in the summer."

The junior has limited snaps in his career, but it hasn't stopped many schools from being interested. Texas A&M,Mississippi State, Baylor, TCU, and SMU have all showed interest.

"My main schools are Texas A&M, Baylor, SMU, and Mississippi State. Coming into the trip to SMU last weekend, I would say that they were at the bottom of the list, but after Saturday, they are second," said Dewey. "It was my first time and I didn't know what to expect. I had went to TCU and heard it was pretty similar. I wasn't very impressed with TCU's campus when I went, so I was a little nervous, but SMU's campus was beautiful. All the facilities are great. The coaches were really nice, at least the ones I met. I really liked it."

While SMU is currently his second favorite school, Texas A&M is where his early heart is. Preston 's father, Mike Dewey, played his college football at A&M as a deep snapper in the late 70's.

"I'm looking for a program headed in the right direction. Obviously with SMU, they are headed in the right direction. Coach June Jones has them probably going to a bowl game for the first time in 20 some years. I really liked my time there," said Dewey.

Dewey was also able to see first hand Coach June Jones approach at the quarterback position, the best quarterback that gives the team a chance to win will play.

"It was exciting to see them play. I love watching their offense. I love the system," said the Austin native. "Obviously, I like to see the best guy is going to play. He is going to not necessarily name a returning starter the starter if he is not better."



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