SMU continued to hit the East Texas recruiting scene hard after offering the seventh player from the region's 2017 class on Friday.

Tyler Bishop Gorman junior receiver Judah Bell, who was previously offered by Houston, received his second Division I FBS invitation when SMU came calling, the Crusaders playmaker tweeted late Friday afternoon.

Bell (6-3, 180) joins Henderson receiver and Mustangs commit Trestan Ebner, Arp athlete Kayce Medlock, John Tyler receiver and Texas pledge Damion Miller, John Tyler cornerback Javontavius Mosley, John Tyler athlete Bryson Smith, and Bullard tight end and Texas commit Major Tennison as East Texans in the 2017 class with an offer from SMU.

First-year SMU coach Chad Morris, who has ties to the East Texas area as a former high school football coach, has a couple of regional standouts already joining his program.

Former Waskom athlete Kevin Johnson signed with SMU in the spring of 2015, and Van 2016 running back Aphonso Thomas has committed to the Mustangs and will enroll in classes later this month after originally pledging to Nebraska.

In Morris' first season in charge, SMU finished 2-10 in 2015, a one-game improvement from the year before.

Bell enjoyed great success on the gridiron last season, finishing his junior year with 68 receptions for 1,350 yards and 16 touchdowns in only 11 games, helping Gorman reach the TAPPS Division II playoffs.

2017 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Judah Bell, Tyler Bishop Gorman, WR, 6-3, 180 -- offers from Houston, SMU (2)
  • Lagaryonn Carson, Liberty-Eylau, DE, 6-4, 261 -- committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, North Texas, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M (9)
  • Trestan Ebner, Henderson, WR, 5-11, 180 -- committed to SMU; additional offer from Kansas (2)
  • Montrell Estell, Hooks, WR, 6-2, 180 -- offers from Kansas, Texas Tech (2)
  • Octavius Evans, Center, WR, 6-2, 186 -- offers from Louisiana Tech, Texas Tech (2)
  • Kayce Medlock, Arp, ATH, 5-9, 186 -- offer from SMU (1)
  • Damion Miller, John Tyler, WR, 6-1, 189 -- committed to Texas; additional offers from Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma State; Ole Miss; SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (8)
  • Javontavius Mosley, John Tyler, CB, 6-0, 160 -- offer from SMU (1)
  • Bryson Smith, John Tyler, ATH, 5-11, 160 -- offer from SMU (1)
  • Major Tennison, Bullard, TE, 6-6, 248 -- committed to Texas; additional offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas Tech (6)