Southern Methodist is looking for a new football coach after June Jones resigned abruptly.

Texas A&M wide receivers coach David Beaty, also the program’s recruiting coordinator, is “very interested” in the vacancy, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The Swagcopter, a renovated Kyle Field and the SEC all are nice selling points, but Beaty is coach Kevin Sumlin’s ace recruiter. Since Beaty arrived in College Station in 2012, the Aggies have ranked No. 14, No. 8 and No. 6 in recruiting, according to 247 Sports.

Beaty may be the most prominent recruiter in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, while Jones’ lack of interest and effort in local high school football was “almost comical among my tight circle of coaching friends,” a Morning News report said.

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With unanimity, high school coaches who spoke with The Morning News said SMU could be “gold mine” for a coach who recruited the area well. (Hurst L.D. Bell coach Mark) Smith, Arlington Martin’s Bob Wager and Jesuit’s Brandon Hickman all pointed to Texas A&M wide receivers coach David Beaty, a former North Dallas and Irving MacArthur head coach, as a potentially great fit. Beaty is considered one of the nation’s best recruiters.

“I think Beaty would be a grand slam for SMU,” Smith said.

“My hope for the future of SMU is that they sink their teeth into recruiting the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” Wager said. “I firmly feel that within a 50-mile radius of Martin is the best high school football in the country.”

Athlon Sports also mentioned Beaty, along with A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, in its list of six names to watch in connection with the SMU opening.

SMU defensive coordinator Tom Mason is serving as interim coach for the Mustangs, who played in four consecutive bowl games under Jones before putting together a 5-7 season in 2013.

It’s unclear whether Texas A&M would grant SMU permission to talk to either Spavital or Beaty mid-season, though programs rarely block a position coach from pursuing a head coaching opportunity.

FootballScoop.com, one of the most respected websites for coaching news, predicted SMU will hire Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris well before the 2014 season ends, but also mentioned Spavital as a potential candidate.