"Coach Jones was just really happy that I decided on SMU. It was a decision that we have talked about and I have known for a while what I wanted to do," said Preston on the phone with PonyStampede.com. "We made the decision for me to get through spring football and evaluate my options. I feel that offensively, SMU is the best decision and playing for Coach Jones will be a huge honor."
Preston started all 15 games for the Serra Cavs last season, rarely finishing any because of so many blowout. He still put up over 3,500 yards and over 200 yards rushing, and threw 44 touchdown passes in all.
At 6'2, 205 pounds, Conner Preston (Serra HS, CA) has shown he has the ability to be a big time quarterback at the next level. s a junior, Preston seems to understand the recruiting process very well, realizing that quarterbacks can be spotted on any team, any conference, and any level.
"For a big DE or linebacker, they have to be seen in a big time program, but as a quarterback you will get noticed," said the California product. "There are quarterbacks that are coming out of Ivy League schools. You here of examples like that all the time. Romo came out of Eastern Illinois. So you just need to get under someone who knows the game. June Jones definitely does. You need a mentor that can get you ready for the next level."