Traylon Shead, one of three 10,000-yard rushers in Texas high school history, is back at the highest level of college football. He will be joined at SMU by Deion Sanders Jr.
The prolific back who signed with Texas out of tiny Cayuga in 2010 spent a year at a junior college not far from his hometown. Shead and the son of Hall of Famer Deion Sanders signed early with the Mustangs and are already on campus.
Their signings were announced Wednesday, national signing day.
North Texas added four Football Bowl Subdivision transfers among 23 signees. All will be eligible to play in 2013.
Texas State coach Dennis Franchione went heavy on California junior college players in preparation for the Bobcats' first Sun Belt Conference season.
SMU's 2013 football signees announced Wednesday:
Carlos Carroll, lb, 6-3, 213, Salpointe HS, Tucson, Ariz.
Kolney Cassel, qb, 6-2, 205, Eisenhower HS, Yakima, Wash.
Myles Crosby, db, 6-4, 205, Colleyville Heritage (Texas) HS
Everett Dickerson, db, 6-0, 165, Atlanta (Texas) HS
Travis Fister, ol, 6-3, 270, Salpointe HS, Tucson, Ariz.
Jeremiah Gaines, te, 6-2, 235, Red Oak (Texas) HS
Mason Gentry, de, 6-7, 255, Plano West HS, Plano, Texas
Nate Halverson, db, 5-11, 185, Grant HS, Portland, Ore.
Spencer Hollie, de, 6-4, 310, Dublin (Calif.) HS
Nick Horton, lb, 6-3, 215, Garland (Texas) HS
Cedric Lancaster, db, 5-8, 165, Lamar HS, Houston
Ty Law, db, 5-10, 170, Lake Highland Prep, Orlando, Fla.
Justin Lawler, de, 6-4, 240, Pottsboro (Texas) HS
Daniel McCarty, ol, 6-4, 285, Alamo Heights HS, San Antonio
Zelt Minor, de, 6-3, 275, Lamar HS, Houston
Jesse Montgomery, db, 6-3, 175, Madison HS, Dallas
J'Marcus Rhodes, wr, 6-0, 180, West Orange-Stark HS, Orange, Texas
Darrion Richardson, db, 6-0, 195, American Heritage School, Delray Beach, Fla.
Jerry Saena, ot, 6-5, 270, Fa'asao Marist HS, Pago Pago, American Samoa
Deion Sanders Jr., wr, 5-7, 170, Atlanta Sports Academy, Atlanta
Traylon Shead, rb, 6-2, 225, Navarro College (Texas)
JaBryce Taylor, wr, 6-2, 205, Lufkin (Texas) HS
Trey Washington, db, 6-0, 160, Gilmer (Texas) HS