SMU signed at least one quarterback in each of its past four recruiting classes, and it wants that trend to continue in its recruiting class Class of 2015. The Mustangs are looking at a few quarterbacks for 2015, including a local product.
In February, Dallas Jesuit quarterback Bo Schneider visited to SMU to talk with a coach.
"I went onto campus and talked with Coach Morrison," Schneider said. "We talked about who they've offered – I think just one 2015 quarterback. He was telling me some of the stuff he looks for in a quarterback, some things that maybe I should improve on, some things he liked on my film."
"He said he'll be by this spring and I'll go to one of the camps this summer and we'll just play it by ear from there."
Schneider, a native of Dallas, said he learned all he knows about SMU long before his visit.
"I've always lived in Dallas, so I've grown up liking SMU," he said. "I've been around it and been to several games. I went to the camp last summer, so I've already seen the facilities and that kind of stuff, so I was already impressed with that. But Coach Morrison is a really good guy, and I enjoyed talking to him."
The camp Schneider attended was a one-day event that was open to all.
"It was before I played any varsity football, so I'm sure they didn't even know who I was," the junior quarterback said of the camp. "It wasn't really for people they were recruiting, it was just to be exposed to the school."
Despite one season of varsity football, Schneider attracted many college teams. Three of the interested teams have already offered.
"Tulsa, Southern Mississippi, and the University of Houston, those are the three schools that have offered," Schneider said. There's lots of coaches coming to my spring practices, so we'll just see what happens."
In addition to the offers, Schneider says that TCU, Texas-San Antonio, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan have all shown interest. He also took unofficial visits to Vanderbilt, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke, Wake Forest and Georgia.
Schneider and the rest of the Dallas Jesuit team had a 2013 season in which they exceed everyone's expectations.
"I think we had a great season last year, we went the farthest Jesuit's ever gone in the UIL (University Interscholastic League), we lost in the third round, " said the quarterback. "We were kind of the underdogs, especially at the beginning of the season, because the year before Jesuit had seven to ten D-I athletes. People didn't expect us to do that well, but we turned it around and did well."
Schneider also had positive remarks about his own performance.
"I think I had a pretty solid season. I think there's several places I can improve, and one of those is just being a leader, being more of a vocal leader."
Schneider does not have any favorites among his list, nor does he plan to decide soon.
"I'm just going on all these unofficial visits, trying to figure out what school I like best and which school fits me the best," he said.