Carl Hulick raved about his weekend visit to SMU and said that he was seriously contemplating a commitment so it was no surprise that his pledge came Thursday night after the Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza offensive lineman talked it over with his family.
It was a pretty easy decision for Hulick, who joked after his visit that he was already wearing an SMU hat and had SMU wallpaper on his computer.
"The family atmosphere with coach (Adrian) Klemm, coach June Jones, all the players were great," Hulick said.
"I have been mulling this decision and talking to my parents and talking to my sister who went with me, everyone in my family thinks it's a great decision. I've talked to my grandparents and everybody about it. Tonight I decided to do it. I just went for it."
Hulick, who starred at the B2G Elite Camp this summer at UCLA, also had offers from Army, Nevada and Stony Brook and said prior to his SMU trip that Nevada was probably his leader.
That all changed after going to Dallas last weekend.
Hulick, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound recruit, said he's talked with the coaching staff about his future position and he will probably play center but might move to guard if there is an opening there.
"They have me projected at center with two seniors in front of me so I could play as a freshman," Hulick said.
"But Coach Klemm also said they're lacking in the guard department too so it's a matter of where I excel. It's wide open. I could play either and right now he has five starting offensive linemen who are graduating so we'll see. It will most likely be center."