Carl Hulick visited SMU last weekend and the Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza offensive lineman was blown away by the trip. Now the 6-foot-2, 285-pound prospect said he's strongly considering a commitment soon.
"I liked it a lot," Hulick said. "That definitely has potential to be my new home. The business school, you go there and there are so many Fortune 500 executives that went there. Football aside, the education I could get at SMU blows so many schools away.
"I really like that because I got to meet with the dean of the business school and he just started rattling off names of all these high-up executive guys. Basically, what it comes down to is the network you can get from that school with the alumni association is just crazy.
"That was one thing where it would almost be dumb not to go there with the success they have at that school."
Nevada had been the favorite for Hulick, who shined this summer at the B2G Elite Camp, but SMU has clearly moved ahead of all other programs and a commitment could come after Esperanza finishes two-a-day practices.
The academics definitely impressed Hulick, who has offers from Army, Nevada and Stony Brook as well, and the football side was equally good.
Hulick spent a lot of time with assistant coach Adrian Klemm, everything worked out well and things are looking good for the Mustangs moving forward.
"From the football aspect, their facilities are awesome and their stadium is awesome," Hulick said. "I loved coach Klemm. He was awesome and I spent a lot of time with him. I could definitely play there. The players are really nice. Everything felt like home.
"There is a chance I might commit. I'm playing it by ear. Before I went out to Dallas I called Nevada and told them they were on top so I have to talk to the coaches over there and let them know what's going on. I don't want to pull a fast one on them. There is definitely a chance I could commit in the near future and I told coach Klemm that."