The Pony Express has picked up another big-time passenger. After landing an impressive recruiting class last season the SMU Mustangs picked up a huge commitment from one of the nation’s top tight ends who arguably could be the best at his position in the Lone Star State.
“I committed to SMU this afternoon at around 3 p.m.,” said Irving, Texas, tight end Vincent Chase. “A lot of people are going to say why didn’t you go to OU, Nebraska or somewhere else like that, but in the end SMU is the right place for me. This way my family can see me play at home every weekend, and I will get a chance to play with my brother.”
His brother, Bobby Chase, will transfer from Blinn Junior College after this upcoming season to play for the Ponies, too. However, getting the commitment from Vincent Chase doesn’t get any bigger for SMU fans.
Simply put, the 6-foot-5, 243-pound Chase is a special player. He can block with the best of them and has a pair of soft hands that allows him to become a solid threat at receiver.
Chase had more than 14 scholarship offers – including some impressive ones from teams like Oklahoma, Nebraska, LSU and Kansas State – but in the end staying at home and helping SMU turn the program around was what he wanted to do.
“If you look at the job that SMU did last year with their recruiting class and some of the guys they’re already on, you have to believe that coach Bennett is going to turn things around,” he said.
“I want to be part of something special and help turn it around. I know that coach is getting the right guys and we’re going to do it.”