Three-star outside linebacker Sharieff Rhaheed reports sixteen offers and was committed to LSU at one point in the recruiting cycle. But since backing off his pledge to the Tigers, he has been to several SEC campuses, including Georgia this past weekend.
"I liked it," Rhaheed said. "It was a good atmosphere and it was my first SEC game this year. I liked how they had the stadium was set up. I was watching the outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins."
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Rhaheed prefers to play in a 3-4 scheme at the next level and said the Georgia defense employs that style in certain packages, yet they started and finished the South Carolina game in a 3-3-5 look.
The 'Dawgs have yet to offer, but Rhaheed says they like his ability as hybrid-type defender.
"I talked to Coach O (Kirk Olivadotti)," the Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central star said. "He said I'm a good player and he is interested, but he is going to see where this goes in the recruiting part of it. They said they may offer after a couple of games."
Last week, Rhaheed traveled to Fayetteville for the Arkansas season opener. He wants to visit Alabama at some point during the fall.
As far as having a leader, Rhaheed said he is "wide open". He plans on visiting Oregon on October 26 to check out Eugene as the Ducks take on the UCLA Bruins.
He is also going to visit Louisville, which has the commitment of teammate Rashawn Shaw. Rhaheed says they have talked about playing together in college, but he is going to pick the school that is the best fit for him.
Of the schools recruiting him he noted Arkansas, Louisville, and Tennessee are coming after him the hardest.
His older brother Inuka is helping him with his decision. The elder Rhaheed is a sophomore defensive lineman at New Mexico State and has been through the recruiting process before.
So when will the hard-hitting 'backer decide?
"I don't know," Rhaheed said. "I just want to see as many schools as possible before I decide because I don't want to turn down a better school without seeing them all."
As a junior, he collected 83 tackles (14 for loss) and nine sacks en route to All-District honors.
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