Feb. 6, 2013
Running back Traylon Shead, quarterback Kolney Cassel, tight end Jeremiah Gaines and defensive end Zelt Minor are among the highest-rated recruits by Rivals.com, but SMU also added three players with NFL bloodlines, bringing in Spencer Hollie (Doug Hollie (SMU alum)), Jesse Montgomery (Alton Montgomery) and Deion Sanders, Jr. (Deion Sanders, Sr.).
"We think as coaches this is our best-looking class physically, along with our best athletically at all positions, since coming to SMU," said SMU Coach June Jones. "With our move to the Big East, we will be playing a step up in talent and I feel this group will be able to compete as we make our move to our new home. This class will allow us to play the game at the highest level possible."