SMU Football prospect class grows to 19 during National Signing Day 2018


Head Coach Sonny Dykes and the SMU football program announced the addition of 12 student-athletes to the 2018 Mustang class on National Signing Day 2018, Wednesday, Feb. 7. The 12 players join seven previous signees who committed to the program on Early Signing Day, Dec. 20, 2017.

The class includes five junior-college transfers in addition to 14 prep players. Sixteen of the student-athletes hail from Texas. Two come to the Hilltop from Louisiana and one from Washington, D.C.

The Mustangs open 2018 spring practice on Wednesday, March 21, and will host their annual spring scrimmage at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Saturday, April 14.

The 2018 season will be Dykes’ first as SMU head coach. In the home opener, the Mustangs will face the TCU Horned Frogs in the Battle for the Iron Skillet on Friday, Sept. 7. The team will play one other home game in September, a non-conference tilt with the Houston Baptist Huskies on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Mustangs open their season on the road at the North Texas Mean Green Saturday, Sept. 1. They will also play a non-conference game against the perennially ranked Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Ann Arbor.

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> Find the full roster of 2018 Mustang football signees at Signing Day Central


Sports: Mustangs announce 2010 recruits on National Signing Day

SMU Signing Day 2010On the heels of its bowl-winning 2009 season, Mustang football has announced the signing of 26 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent Feb. 3. The 2010 incoming class has 16 three-star recruits, surpassing the number of such recruits in the 2007 (4), 2008 (4) and 2009 (7) classes combined. Two signees are junior college transfers, and 24 are high school student-athletes; 18 are from Texas, while 8 are out-of-state recruits. Read more.

Meanwhile, women’s soccer has announced that 5 student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join SMU’s class of 2010. The group includes 2 of the top 100 recruits nationally and 3 regionally ranked recruits. Three players have trained with U.S. National Teams at various levels, and 4 have Olympic Development Program experience at the regional level or higher. Read more.

In other recruiting news, midfielder Dane Saintus was selected 54th in the 2010 Major League Soccer SuperDraft by FC Dallas. Saintus was the team’s 4th-round selection. He rejoins former SMU coach Schellas Hyndman and becomes the 4th SMU player on the squad; midfielders Daniel Hernandez and Bruno Guarda and defender Ugo Ihemelu all attended SMU. Saintus was named First Team All-Conference USA in 2009 after registering 8 goals and 5 assists on the season. He concludes his SMU career with 14 goals and 15 assists in 69 total games. Read more.

Two former Mustang men’s soccer players were named to College Soccer News‘ Team of the Decade in January: forward Luchi Gonzalez to the first team and midfielder Diego Walsh to the second team. Gonzalez is SMU’s only recipient of the Hermann Trophy, winning the award honoring NCAA Division I’s top male soccer player in 2001 after scoring 21 goals and 12 assists in 22 games. Walsh was a two-time first-team All-America selection, in 2001 and 2002. Both were members of SMU’s 2000 College Cup team. Read more.