Mesquite, Texas has become a popular place to recruit for SMU football, and its latest offer to a player from Mesquite went to Horn HS offensive guard Conner Dyer, whom Scout.com labels as a four-star recruit and the 13th-ranked guard in the nation. Dyer has almost 20 offers but said he was pleased to get one from SMU, a school he admitted he does not have much knowledge of.
"They got in contact with my head coach (to offer me)," Dyer said. "I don't know a lot about SMU football, but SMU academically is very top-notch."
Because the offer came through Dyer's head coach, he has not had the chance to speak with any of the SMU coaches. He said he has not visited SMU before but might make it there at some point in the summer.
Dyer was noncommittal on his interest in SMU. When asked if SMU was a school he would strongly consider, he said, "We will see."
Nineteen schools have offered Dyer, and almost all of them are from teams in the power conferences. Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Mississippi, LSU, Tennessee, Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU, Nebraska and Miami (Fl.) are some of Dyers offers. He recently returned from a trip on which he took unofficial visits to Ohio State, Tennessee, and Mississippi. He will head to Oregon in the coming days.
Dyer said he has a plan for narrowing down his list.
"I plan on narrowing my list down during the summer," he said. He does not expect to make a decision until close to signing day.
Horn wrapped up spring practice in late May, and Dyer said he enjoyed the spring season and the progress his team made.
"I thought it went really well," he said. "It was a good learning experience and helped us come together as a team."
Horn had a solid 2013 season, advancing two rounds in the Class 5A playoffs.
"I thought it went well, although I definitely wish we could have gone farther."
Dyer is 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds.