Dayton defensive tackle Darian Wright surprised PonyStampede.com the day before the final SMU spring practice, letting us know that he had received a verbal offer from the Mustangs. The next day, he was at practice, and took in the Hilltop for the very first time.
"I liked it a lot. It wasn't too big, but at the same time, it wasn't too small. I loved their practice because it wasn't a contact practice. They take it easy on your body. Which will be nice for game days," said Wright. "The campus was really nice looking. It's definitely a place that I could see myself playing at."
On Thursday, SMU defensive line coach Bert Hill showed up to Wright's spring practice, watching him in person for the very first time.
"I called Coach Hill after the practice and he told me that I looked pretty good out there," said the junior.
"I want to visit Baylor and TCU's camp this summer," said Wright. "I think that I will decide now in the summer time where I'm going. I'm working on trying to set up some camps and visits this summer."
Previously, Wright was planning on committing after the season.
The junior recorded 73 tackles and seven sacks last season, with 23 tackles for loss. Dayton loss to Brenham last season for the state 4A title.