Wimbley not resting on his laurels

Rishaad Wimbley is constantly seeking to improve his game and he's been getting results. In addition to early-morning and late-night workouts, the future Mustang has been monitoring SMU recruiting. Find out what Wimbley has to say about all of that and more.

Rishaad Wimbley isn't complacent. Five days a week, at 7:30 A.M., the future SMU defender reports to the weight room, seeking to get bigger, stronger, and faster. Not surprisingly, it's working.

"The team lifts four times a week, but I go five," Wimbley said, "and at night, I go out and run hills. I've gained eight pounds, but I've also lost a half-inch off my waist. I got completely healthy after I took a week off from training earlier this summer. My hamstring and my back had been nagging me a little since spring training."

Wimbley plans to visit SMU this week and he also hopes that the Mustangs will show interest in one of his teammates during the next few months.

"I might go to the school tomorrow," he said. "I need to call Coach (Tom) Mason and let him know. I might bring some of my family and I might bring a teammate with me.

"Lesley Booker, who mostly plays linebacker for us, has a couple of schools looking at him. He's a good athlete who runs a 4.5. We would like to play together in college, so I hope that SMU ends up going after him. I know that the coaches are loading up on defensive linemen and cornerbacks in this recruiting class."

Wimbley's been keeping a close eye on the Mustangs in regard to recent verbals.

"I've been looking them up when they commit," he said. "I've been checking them out and the class is looking good. I'm excited about it and I'm planning to get there (to SMU) early next summer."

Wimbley is optimistic about Forney's chances this year, especially on his side of the ball.

"We return nine starters on defense and we'll be strong there. Our offense will get the job done. It won't be spectacular, but our defense will save us. If we play together, then we shouldn't lose any games.

"Our district is loaded and it's the hardest in 4A. We're looking forward to the Waxahachie game and we plan on shutting down their best player, Ladarius Brown."

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