It was only a matter of time before Sugar Land (Texas) Kempner two-star safety Chris Banjo made the switch. After originally committing to Hawaii and then taking an official visit to SMU this weekend, Banjo admitted he was more than leaning toward the Ponies.
And now the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder is committed.
"The coaches this past weekend were amazing," Banjo, who also had offers from UTEP, Navy and Sam Houston State, said. "I've already had a great relationship with them, and I knew a lot of them from when they were recruiting me at Hawaii. But in the end, I felt like SMU had a lot to offer me after football is over.
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"I know that an SMU degree means a lot, and I felt that was something I couldn't pass up. I'm really excited about my decision. I'm a very solid commitment."
Banjo had the opportunity to sit down with June Jones during his official visit last weekend and again came away impressed.
"He talked to me about what he's trying to do here," he said. "He just expressed to me that he really wants me down here at SMU. He knows that I really want to win and that I fit in at SMU perfectly."