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October 23, 2012On Monday news broke here on PonyPride that SMU had sent out a new offer to Houston Lamar corner Cedric Lancaster. It didn't take long for the 2013 prospect to commit as he called coach Jason Phillips on Tuesday morning and gave his pledge to the Mustangs.
"I have been considering SMU for a long time even before the offer," said Lancaster. "The offer was the icing on the cake. I have been looking at them since sophomore year. It was nothing in particular about them it was just the school that I wanted to go to."
After receiving the offer the 5-foot-9, 170-pound corner said that he discussed his option with his parents before making his decision.
"My parents just told me it was my decision. They kind of helped me but they said they weren't going to make the decision for me. They are really happy though since I will still be close to home."
The 2013 prospect, who was also recently offered by Colorado State, said that he not only had his eyes on SMU since his sophomore year he also has a long standing relationship with the SMU coach that recruited him, former University of Houston coach Jason Phillips.
"I have been talking to coach Phillips since he was at Houston, we have a good relationship. He talked to me a few times when I was like a sophomore and we have kept in touch since."
At Lamar high school the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder plays corner primarily but also practices as a wide receiver in case he is called in on offense. When it comes to where he will play in college it seems like it's still up in the air.
"They told me they are recruiting me as a straight athlete. Once I get on campus they will decide where they want me to play. I don't have a preference since I haven't really played receiver very much but I am willing to play anywhere."
The athlete, who runs a 4.4 40, says that he is 100 percent committed to SMU and the he will hopefully be making a visit to the Hilltop to watch a game before the end of the season.
"I have been on their campus for their junior day this summer and I liked it but that was the only time I have seen it."
Lancaster is the 21st verbal commitment of the 2013 class for the Mustangs.