With the signing of Darryl Fields and Kevin Pope in the 2010 recruiting class, getting a top notch running back in the 2011 recruiting class is not necessarily a must, but definitely a strong desire from the SMU coaching staff.
On Saturday, 4-star running back Tevin Williams visited the Hilltop for SMU junior day. The Euless Trinity star ran for 822 yards last season, getting hurt before the playoffs. But, his 7.8 ypg is not being ignored by college coaches.
"The trip really opened his eyes up because he had an opportunity to visit Houston the previous week and now coming to SMU, he was definitely much more impressed at SMU. The coaching staff was way better compared to Houston," said Tevin's father. "Tevin's whole goal was to see who the man behind the plan. The man that is turning around SMU. We saw a lot. He was really impressed with coach how organized he was. He was disappointed because he wanted a chance to talk with him 1-on-1 and pick his brain a bit, but he was impressed with their presentation."
At 5-11 and weighing 175 pounds, Tevin has some size, but has not filled completely out yet. Watching his film, there is no doubt why college programs are coming hard after the 2011 running back. Right now, he has over 30 schools recruiting him. His only official offer is from Utah.
"He knows that if he was able to come there, it might open up other big recruits in the area and other top notch guys that he plays against," said Mr. Williams. "Growing up in the area, I know the tradition SMU has had. When I came out of high school, SMU was one of the premiere spots to go to. They were in the best conference and had the Pony Express. I was recruited by TCU, but I wanted to go to SMU. I think it would be a great experience for Tevin. It would also be a nice educational experience for him."
"It would be unbelievable to have him close to home. It would be a dream come true for the whole family. Especially for his grandparents who wouldn't be able to travel much. He is hoping that SMU is serious because he is definitely interested."