Tyler Page’s rise at SMU has been as steady as his routes are precise.

According to ESPN, Page went from a single catch in 2017 to 12 this year, good for 234 yards and two touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound sophomore totaled 102 yards in a single game, highlighted by a 92-yard score in the Mustangs’ Week 5 63-27 takedown of Houston Baptist.

SMU coaches have long raved about Page’s route running ability, which goes back to his days at Friendswood High where he led his team to the UIL Class 6A Division Region III semifinals as a senior.

Page finished as Friendswood’s all-time leading rusher and career scoring leader with 74 rushing touchdowns, 30 passing touchdowns and three receiving scores. He further capped his high school career as District 24-6A Offensive MVP in back-to-back seasons and was named Chevy Player of the Year in Houston in 2016.

Page settled on SMU over Air Force and Virginia.

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