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Report: Father of five-star recruit no longer part of SMU coaching staff

2015 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic - Kent State v Southern Methodist

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22: Head coach Larry Brown (L) and associate head coach Tim Jankovich of the Southern Methodist Mustangs look on during the team’s game against the Kent State Golden Flashes during the 2015 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on December 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Southern Methodist won 90-74. The game marks Brown’s return from a nine-game suspension. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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When SMU hired Tyrone Maxey last summer, the prevailing wisdom was the Mustangs became a prevailing favorite for his five-star son, Tyrese.

That thinking changed Thursday when FanRag’s Jon Rothstein reported that Tyrone is no longer part of the SMU staff, citing an anonymous source.

Tyrone Maxey was hired by SMU coach Tim Jankovich last summer as the program’s director of recruiting. Typically, if a school hires a relative of a recruit, it needs to be as a full-time assistant, but in this case, Tyrese is in the Class of 2019 and as such two years would have elapsed between Tyrone’s hiring and Tyrese’s prospective enrollment, putting SMU in the clear with the NCAA. Tyrone Maxey spent 11 years as a head coach at the high school level in the Dallas area.

Tyrese, though, is reportedly considering a reclassification to the Class of 2018. Kentucky, Texas, Michigan and Michigan State are all pursuing the 6-foot-3 guard from Garland, Texas.