"SMU's camp went great," Wimbley said, "and I liked it a lot. SMU would be a great place to play. It's close to home and I like Coach (Tom) Mason, the defensive coordinator. The coaches told me that they're going to offer me soon, that it will be this week."
Wimbley (6-0, 255) has been on a stringent conditioning program since the end of last season.
"I wasn't as effective playing outside the hashes as I wanted to be," said Wimbley, who lost more than 30 pounds over the past few months. "I lifted and ran twice as hard as I had been doing. I've been doing all kinds of running, long distance and sprints."
There's no question that Wimbley puts in the work off the field.
"I finished second in the state in powerlifting," he said. "I dead lifted 635 pounds, squatted 640 pounds, and benched 425 pounds. I also throw the shot put in track. I usually run a 4.7, but I've been banged up with a sore hamstring and back since spring training. I ran a 4.80 at UTEP's camp this week.
"I'm hearing from SMU, UTEP, Iowa State, TCU, Texas-San Antonio, Houston, Baylor, and North Texas. I'd say that SMU, TCU, and Baylor are recruiting me the hardest. TCU stopped by the school a couple of times during spring, and Baylor wants to see me at their camp next month."