Louisville (Ken.) Waggener running back/cornerback Alfonso Smith took his first official visit to Boston College this past weekend. How did things go?
"It was a great visit, I thought the game was great and I really liked the way BC played and how their players act," said the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder. "The crowd was really into the game and they took it to Penn State. I like the way BC runs the ball and their offensive line is awesome."
Smith, who is being recruited by the Eagles as a running back, went to Kentucky on an unofficial visit the weekend before and watched the Wildcats lose to Louisville. How did the visits compare?
"It's hard to compare because my BC trip was an official one and the trip to UK wasn't," he said. "But The BC trip was excellent and my parents really like it there. The academics at BC are much better than Kentucky, which I like and my parents like, so that gives BC an edge. I still plan on taking my other officials though."
Smith has trips scheduled to Kentucky (Dec. 3) and Indiana (Dec. 10) and said he'll also visit Miami (Ohio) as well.
"I don't know if I'll need another visit after those," he said. "I plan on deciding in January."
Smith was hosted by Keith Willis Jr. and got to hang out with all of the players.
"Kiki was cool," he said of Willis. "And his dad is a great coach. Mathias Kiwanuka is a monster, that kid is NFL ready."
Is it an advantage or disadvantage for BC to have so many young running backs?
"Well, on the one hand it shows me they'll play the best tailback no matter what age and they use three in a game," he said. "But on the other hand I don't want to be stuck behind a couple young guys forever. I know I'll redshirt my first year, but after that I want to play."
Smith rushed for 1,241 yards and 14 scores as a junior and intercepted three passes on defense.