Saeed Blacknall got some big news on Wednesday morning when Alabama offered him a scholarship.
The Crimson Tide may still have some ground to make up with the 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver. After a trip to Baton Rouge, SEC West rival LSU leads for the nation's No. 14 wide out.
"Just the relationship I have with the coaches and how everything felt good on the unofficial visit," he said, explaining LSU's spot at the top of his list. "Everything's going good with that school.
"I wouldn't say that they're way out [ahead of other schools]. I haven't gotten a chance to see a lot of other schools. I just really like their head coach, coach [Les] Miles, the offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, and obviously the wide receivers coach, coach [Adam] Henry."
Other schools will have chances to unseat the Tigers, especially when Blacknall goes on the road and takes more visits.
While he no longer lists any favorites Blacknall is believed to have a good amount of interest in schools like Pittsburgh, Florida State, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan.
Of those schools Blacknall has only visited Pittsburgh.
"I don't have anything in mind or set up yet but I plan to go to the Midwest," he said, clarifying that such a trip would take him to Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame. "That would most likely be the summer when school lets out."