Deion Sanders Jr. joins SMU recruiting class

Coming off its school-record fourth consecutive bowl appearance, SMU announced a recruiting class of 19 student-athletes and four January enrollees Wednesday as it heads to the Big East.

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

SMU also added three players with NFL bloodlines, including the son of former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Deion Sanders, Deion Sanders Jr., as well as Spencer Hollie (Doug Hollie) and Jesse Montgomery (Alton Montgomery).

"We think as coaches this is our best-looking class physically, along with our best athletically at all positions, since coming to SMU," coach June Jones said through a release from SMU. "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."