As impressive as the first eight SMU commits have been, the ninth and tenth might be the most impressive, for a number of reasons.
Brothers Michael and Delontae Scott are both outside linebackers for Nimitz High and measure in at 6-foot-5, 225 pounds and 6-foot-6, 215 pounds, respectively.
Despite holding offers from the likes of TCU, UNT, California, Iowa, and Colorado, both brothers decided on Friday to commit to SMU after Michael received his offer Thursday and Delontae received his Friday.
"Me and my brother decided to commit today because it is close to home so that is good for our grandmother so she can come to our games," Michael said. "Also, we know everybody in the Metroplex so we want everybody to come see us play and also get a great education. We really like SMU so it is a good fit for me and my brother."
"It's close to everybody, it's a nice school, and it's really good at what I want to major in in college," Delontae added.
Linebacker coach Eric Daniels offered Michael on Thursday after watching film of Nimitz's defense.
"He offered me first and then we talked a little bit and he offered my brother today and that's when we decided to commit," Michael said. "He likes how aggressively we play and we're able to tackle. And the speed he said I have for my size. And the strength that we have at a young age, just the raw strength, he liked that too. And then our ability to rush the passer."
The brothers visited the Hilltop on Friday for the first time and really enjoyed the campus.
"We visited today and we're probably going back next week. The new food facility is awesome. The workout area for students too and all those bricks," Michael said with a laugh about SMU's unified look. "It just felt like home. The football facilities were nice. I've been to Baylor, TCU but SMU had top-notch (facilities)."
"I liked everything to be honest," Delontae said. "The stadium was really nice, right there on campus. Everything is close together."
The Scotts also held offers from Kansas State and Southern Illinois and had interest from Baylor but they said that proximity to home and the chance to play outside linebacker were the clinching factors for SMU.
Delontae said the brothers' goals for the off-season are simple.
"Gain more weight, get faster, and understand the game more," Delontae said.