Carl Hulick is not looking around at all, pleased with his commitment to SMU and said his recruitment is kind of boring at this point. It's just the way the Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza offensive center wants it.
"I haven't been really talking to anybody new," Hulick said. "It's kind of calmed down. I've been playing really well but I'm solid in my commitment to SMU. It's kind of boring now, not very exciting."
Hulick, a 6-foot-2, 285-pounder who also excels in wrestling, shined at the B2G Elite Camp this past summer at UCLA and that's when SMU first noticed him. After the Mustanges offered, Hulick visited the campus, loved it and decided to commit in mid-August.
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He said his senior season is important to him and one of the reasons why is because SMU assistant coach Adrian Klemm can analyze and critique his game more as a player than just a recruit now.
"I have a purpose now knowing I'm going to the next level so each game I'm trying to get better, work on my technique, work on my speed, my footwork, all that stuff," Hulick said.
"When I'm playing it's almost like coach Klemm is watching me more as a coach than a recruiter. He's going to see where I left off last season and where I'm going to come in so I'm trying to make him happy and excited to have me out there. I definitely have a big shot to play next year and that's exciting and cool."
Nevada, Army and Stony Brook were the three other offers for Hulick, a three-star prospect who's ranked No. 19 at center by Rivals.com.
That SMU gave him this chance is something he doesn't take lightly. Hulick plans to take his official visit the weekend after Thanksgiving. It's the only school he'll visit.
"It's awesome that coach Klemm basically went out on a limb after seeing me play for basically a weekend (at the B2G Elite Camp), seeing some footage of me and he really put himself out there," Hulick said.
"It's awesome he'd give me a chance to be a Mustang. I've developed a really good relationship with coach Klemm and I'm ready to go out there."