William Barns talks SMU commitment 

November, 5, 2012
SMU’s 23rd commitment comes from a player who can almost throw a rock and hit Gerald Ford Stadium from his home.

For interior lineman William Barns (Dallas/Highland Park), proximity was one of the perks of committing to the Mustangs. Barns, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound center/guard, gave SMU his verbal pledge on Sunday, choosing the Mustangs over offers from Iowa State and San Diego State.

“It feels amazing. I’m really relieved and happy that I know where I’m going next year,” Barns said. “I think it will be a great fit, and I couldn’t be happier.”