Florida LB talks recruiting

Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter linebacker Kendall Smith continues to get serious attention from a number of Division I-A football programs.
"Everything is going good," Smith said. "My most recent offers are from Central Florida and Iowa State. It's good for me that I already have multiple offers."
Alabama was the first SEC/ACC program to catch the eye of Smith with a scholarship offer.
"Right now, I am liking Alabama a lot," Smith said. "I plan on going there and checking the school out.
"Coach Chris Ball said they lost two or three linebackers and that I can step in right away and make an impact. It's a big school and I can get noticed there and get recognized."
Smith has one camp planned for the month of July. He will attend Florida State's camp July 9-12 in Tallahassee.
Is he hopeful that the Seminoles, who have not yet offered Smith, extend a scholarship offer?
"I hope so," Smith said. "If they did, I would be excited and all, but if they don't, it won't hurt me. The main reason I am going up there is to work on my game, things like my technique and stuff like that.
"I'm trying to get better to get ready for the season."
Florida also has yet to offer Smith, but he feels once is coming from the Gators.
"I've talked to coach Dan Mullen a few times," Smith said. "I think that UF will end up offering. It's just a gut feeling. Florida loves players at my school. If I am good enough to go play at Alabama, I should be good enough to go play at Florida, too."
Regardless of which schools do or do not offer, don't expect Smith to make a decision any time soon.
"I'll probably take it slow," he said. "I am going to take all of my visits and go from there."
Smith, one of the better linebackers at the Gainesville NIKE Camp on May 20 at UF, had 146 tackles (18 for loss) and three sacks during the 2005 season.