Owings Mills, Md. offensive tackle Donovan Smith is quickly gaining interest. The 6-foot-5, 257-pounder had a solid performance at the Army National Combine recently. What's the latest with his recruitment?
"Maryland has been up to the school," he said. "I've been in touch with coach Franklin and Brown. I'm also getting interest from Connecticut, West Virginia, UCLA and Alabama."
Smith visited one school earlier this season.
"I went to Alabama when they played LSU," he said. "I went down and saw the team rooms, weight rooms, practice field and I watched the game. It was fun."
The lineman is already familiar with the Tide as he has family that lives in the area.
"I'm an Alabama fan," he said. "All of my family is from Alabama. I just like the tradition. Other schools have new uniforms every year, but they always have the solid color and are a smash mouth team."
Originally from New York, Smith transferred last season.
The lineman went on to discuss what he wants in his future home.
"I'd like a school that has a decent football program and hopefully someone that gives me a scholarship. I also want a solid teaching staff. I'm thinking about going into criminal justice or business."
An all-county and all-state honoree, Smith broke down his game in depth.
"I think what sticks out about me is my drive and enthusiasm. I can turn the switch on when I put my helmet on."