The Mustangs only have two offensive linemen committed to their 2012 class and the starting five are all graduating, so this is a good thing for SMU.
"I'm leaning more towards SMU," he said. "For one, the academics. SMU is a great school. And then the football is pretty good, too."
Chamagua, who was recruited by Jeff Reinebold, said that he doesn't know too much about June Jones, but is excited about the offer.
"All I know is he's gotten that program turned around and headed in the right direction," Chamagua said.
SMU first contacted Chamagua last May and the two parties have kept in touch. Chamagua plans to take his official visit at the end of January and hopefully make his commitment after that weekend. He'll visit UTEP next month as well.
Chamagua knows SMU commit Seaver Myers (Friendswood) because their high schools are in the same district.
"It would be a great experience playing with someone I know in college," Chamagua said.
Myers said Chamagua is a good player who's smart and would be excited to play alongside him.
Chamagua said the fact that SMU doesn't currently have an offensive line coach does not bother him.
"Honestly any offensive line coach will know his stuff at this level," he said. "I just hope he has a good personality."
Chamagua did not know that SMU will be graduating all five starting offensive linemen this year, but said, "That's good to know."
From Scout's Midland Recruiting Analyst, Ahmard Vital:
Christian Chamagua is a player who will work well in the SMU scheme. Aside from his size of 6-6, 290, his footwork has gotten better over time, something that the SMU coaches too have noticed as they have recruited him for a couple years now.
Though SMU is know more for passing, the Mustangs run enough to keep teams honest and Christian has been good this season in locking on and getting under defenders, driving them to create holes. He is physical at the point of attack.
In pass pro, Christian has done better with this as well, and his footwork has drastically improved, according to his HS OL coach. Right now, coach feels that he is better suited for right tackle. He will benefit greatly from a redshirt year to get some solid muscle mass on. Coach believes with his 6-6 frame that Christian can play at 310-315 pounds.
He is currently committed to Wyoming, but loves the idea that SMU has recruited him for the long haul and finally earned an offer. Could pay off majorly for the Mustang staff sometime before signing day.
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