With 28 offers under his belt, linebacker Toryan Smith from Rome, Ga. is moving up the charts.
The 6-foot-0, 230-pounder with quick 4.65-second speed in the 40-yard dash has yet to name his top schools. He did however take a couple visits over the last few weeks to Auburn and LSU and has set three official visits.
"I went to the Auburn camp at the beginning of June and I did pretty well. It's a pretty good school and it seems like a pretty good place. They signed one of the top linebacker prospects last year," he said. "I went to LSU last weekend and it's great, awesome and I had a good visit. It's a nice place and I met with the head coach, defensive coordinator and linebacker coach. It went pretty well and I saw the campus and they academics there are really nice and the facilities are up to date."
Smith plans to visit two other schools he's interested in this summer -- Texas and South Carolina.
"I just want to meet the staff at those schools and visit the campus to see where I want to go and get an idea of who I like."
Some other schools that intrigue the linebacker include Florida, Oklahoma, Michigan and Notre Dame. What are his thoughts on a couple of these?
"I've visited both Michigan and Notre Dame and they are pretty good places," he explained. "They both have good coaches and are trying to win championships. I'm particularly looking at depth charts because I'm trying to go somewhere I've got the best chance of playing early."
"I set up an official visit with Notre Dame for Oct. 14 and one for Michigan on Nov. 18. I want to visit the schools that I can't drive to. I also set one with Oklahoma for Sept. 2."
A few schools have mentioned the possibility of early playing time to the prospect like Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida and Nebraska.
"I don't think any of them will guarantee it, but a few are looking for me to come in and play," he said. "I do look at them a little more for that."
Smith certainly has the ability to see early playing time after posting 112 tackles, 19 for loss, eight sacks and three interceptions as a junior. He was named 7 AAAA Player of the Year, first team all-state and first team all-city.
The linebacker plans to make a decision on a school after he takes all his official visits.
Smith shouldn't have a problem qualifying with a solid 18 ACT and 3.13 GPA.