Cramer Proud of SMU Commitment

When some players know where they want to go to school, they just know. That was the case with Round Rock Stony Point defensive lineman Brian Cramer.

When SMU recruited Cramer in the spring, they walked in, pointed at Cramer and said 'we want him.' As simple a recruitment as that was, Cramer said his decision was even simpler.

"Basically it looked just like the Stony Point program," Cramer said. "They had some problems early on, and they've worked really hard to rebuild. I like that kind of process, being the underdog and not really expected to go as far. I didn't really want to go to a 'top' program. I wanted to help build, so SMU was a good program for me to go to.

"It was a good school, a really expensive school and a great academic school," Cramer said. "So I figured if I went up there and played some good football, they're strong at football. And they're so good academically that I can get a great degree while I'm there. The whole recruiting process was a dream I've had since I was a kid. I always wanted to be recruited, to put on the hat, so it's been an enjoyable experience."

On the field, Cramer has been one part of a devastating defensive duo for Stony Point with 2013 linebacker Marcos Curry. Cramer first earned attention in a playoff game against Euless Trinity last year, with him making a number of plays despite facing an excellent Trinity line. And the duo have excelled on defense ever since.

And while the Stony Point offense has struggled at times this year, the defense has still been among the best in the district.

"My senior year isn't going as expected, but we're still looking forward to the chance to turn things around and make a run in the playoffs," Cramer said. "We can still make a big splash, even with where we're at right now. I think we'll end out the season pretty well."

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