SMU gains commitment from Lovejoy wide receiver Jaxson Lavender
Not only is SMU Football having a stellar season this year, but they have been doing the most when it comes to recruiting in the DFW area. On Monday night, the Mustangs nabbed their second commitment from the Class of 2023 when Lucas Lovejoy wide receiver Jaxson Lavender took to social media to announce his commitment to the program:
I'm am more than excited to be officially committed to @SMU_Football@CoachDykesSMU@DavidGruSMU@CoachGRiley@TreyHaverty@ChrisRossLOJO@coach_jackson49@Coach_Lavender#Committed#PonyUppic.twitter.com/9rQdNg9dWb
— Jaxson Lavender (@JaxsonLavender) October 26, 2021
The Mustangs initially offered Lavender in March following interest and offers from other programs. Lavender's commitment comes after he played a key role in the Leopards' 38-15 win over Frisco last week. Lavender scored two touchdowns on nine catches while tallying 128 yards. So far this season, the unranked recruit has recorded 46 catches, 805 yards, and 13 touchdowns for Lovejoy who is currently undefeated on the season against their opponents.
In the 2020 season, Lavender was named as the District 7-5A-II Special Teams Most Valuable Player as he posted 250 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns on 21 carries as well as recording 463 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns on 45 receptions. Lavender is also a star for the Lovejoy track team where he runs in the 100-meter dash and the 400-meter dash.
Lavender chose to commit to SMU over the likes of Kansas, Nevada, North Texas, TCU, Texas Tech, and Tulsa.