I will say smus 2021 class is very stacked with the main guy in Preston Stone. That will give you a benchmark as to our recruiting, or lack there of. I don't see how your analysis shows us "closing the gap". No one wanted to play at North Texas because we were a losing program. Nussmeier is a high-profile quarterback that has visited SMU and is at least considering the Mustangs, which says a lot about the immediate impact that the Mustangs’ on-the-field success is having. Powered by Invision Community. Thank you for visiting us! Bradford has already made it to Wisconsin and Ohio State, and after Lancaster’s season he’ll likely have to choose between those two Big Ten schools. He’s going to be a great get for Stanford, but his stock is rising and schools like Oklahoma are taking notice. He’s one of the most physically imposing linemen in Texas these days and he’ll add a nice degree of nasty to the Longhorns up front. Watts and Smith saw their stock rise very late. The first two classes were ranked low because that stigma was still there. All rights reserved. Lancaster running back Kevontre Bradford, Southlake Carroll offensive tackle Andrej Karic and Frisco Lone Star receiver Marvin Mims are three standing out as having big years. Which Dallas-area recruits are opening eyes, and how does SMU’s success translates to recruiting? The Dallas Morning News caught up with Sam Spiegelman, the Texas/Louisiana recruiting analyst for Rivals, to find the answers to those questions and more. Both are transplants, of course, and Fay was injured right before he found his stride leading the Saints. Lacy is enjoying a breakout campaign after transferring in from Duncanville and I’m confident he’ll grab some looks in the spring. In 2020, SMU ranked 70th, we ranked 68th. Get the scoop on hot topics, story lines, stats, photos and more about Texas high school sports. Samples also plays a huge role. The Mustangs are grabbing the attention of several notable prospects that used to be more inclined to look at Arkansas, Texas Tech or Kansas, but realize that they can stay in the Metroplex and play for a winning program right in their own backyard. Clear editor. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. I don't see how anyone can say were are on same level as SMU in recruiting unless we also admit that Dykes is a hell of a lot better coach than Littrell. Everyone else has come after. 5.) Your own numbers show they have recruited better every year with the exception of one which was only a 2 position difference. Joseph Hoyt, Staff Writer. We have one major advantage over them and we can’t seem to do anything about it, which is large student body and alumni. No one from McCarney's staff recruited, and Littrell had just weeks to assemble a class. SMU did recruit well and they have maybe a top 5 QB in the country. He would be starting at almost any P5 school if he had transferred there.