Offering one Morales brother just wasn't enough for the Mustangs.
On Friday afternoon, SMU extended an offer to Alfredo Morales, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive guard from Arlington Sam Houston High, brother of offensive tackle Tony Morales. Tony was offered by Coach Klemm and the Mustangs early in the 2011 recruiting process, but the junior committed to Texas Tech a few weeks ago.
Alfredo's recruiting started somewhat slow, but has picked up heavy interest as of late. He is now up to four offers with SMU, Kansas State, Memphis, and Louisiana Tech all coming to the table. In addition, Tulsa, Texas Tech, and Baylor are showing interest.
"The biggest and only really thing that I'm looking for is that I get along with the coaching staff," said Morales to PonyStampede.com. "I would say that Kansas State and SMU are my favorites at this time."
SMU offensive line coach Adrian Klemm was at Sam Houston's practice on Friday and decided that he could not wait any longer to pull the trigger.
"We were going to scrimmage tonight, so I think Klemm wanted to see that, but it just turned into a regular practice," said the 2011 prospect. "I called him and we talked for about 45 minutes. He told me that he was talking with Coach Jones after practice and that Coach Jones told him that they should go ahead and offer me....He was telling me that he thinks I could come in and play right away. That I already have the strength and size to compete. I'm really excited for the offer. I really like them."
Morales will camp at SMU and hopes to take an unofficial visit there this summer. He has been on the Hilltop once before for a camp last year, but was not able to see much of the campus.