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Joseph talks SMU commitment
Abilene (TX) athlete Darius Joseph ended his recruitment a few days ago when he committed to SMU. Scout.com caught up with the 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect to see what made him pledge his services to the Mustangs. Last Monday SMU got its newest member of their 2011 recruiting class when Joseph announced he had committed. He was on campus only a week earlier on an unofficial visit and saw everything that he needed to pull the trigger and become a Mustang. "The visit went great. The coaches and the opportunity to get a degree from such a great school and being able to go with one of my best friends (Ronnell Sims) was a big plus, so I went ahead and committed," said Joseph. The Abilene prospect was being recruited to play mostly defensive back but the Mustangs are looking at him to contribute on the offensive side of the ball. "Most schools are recruiting me to play defensive back, but SMU said they want me to play receiver for them. That is a big deal because I like playing offense more than defense." The run-and-shoot offense that coach June Jones has installed at SMU also played a major part in him selecting the Mustangs. "Their offense is perfect for a receiver like me who loves having the ball and making plays. Coach Jones like to air it out a lot so I think I could make a big impact in that offense." Joseph will be headed to the Hilltop along with his high school teammate and close friend Ronnell Sims, who also committed to the Mustangs. He will be taking his official visit to SMU sometime in January and will not be visiting any other schools. He racked up 460 receiving yards and five touchdowns along with around 50 tackles and two interceptions during his senior season. SMU currently has the No.40 recruiting class in the nation in the Scout.com team rankings.
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