Rahshaun Smith is already one of the top names in the 2016 class. The defensive end from Towson (Md.) Calvert Hall picked up two more BCS offers earlier this week.
"We were at spring practice and Coach Moorehead from Virginia Tech was at the school watching us," said the 6-foot-2, 227-pound Smith. "He told my coach that he and Coach Foster, the defensive coordinator, think that I look like Da'Shawn Hand did when he was a freshman. He also said the whole coaching staff loved my highlight tape and were giving me a scholarship offer.
"I actually don't know a whole lot about the program," he said. "I know a few people that are going to school there. I definitely plan on taking a visit down there and getting to know the school a little bit more."
Smith's day wasn't finished yet.
"One of my coaches told me get in touch with one of the Florida coaches," Smith said. "After I finished hearing about the Virginia Tech offer, I called one of the Florida coaches and he told me about how much they like me and that the whole coaching staff thinks I have a lot of talent. They want to get me down there to show me the facilities and make sure that I like it. They want me to stay in touch with them and for me to keep up my hard work. They don't offer many freshmen but they said they are offering me. I don't really study them but I just know what I hear about them."
Smith has already had a busy offseason of camps and combines, including the Newark RCS, but it doesn't sound like he is done yet.
"I'll be at Ohio State during the summer," he said. "I'm trying to get out to Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas and some of the other schools that have offered me. I may do a camp at Virginia Tech and Rutgers but I'm not sure yet.
"At this point I really can't tell which school will offer me next," said Smith. "The way that they are coming right now, I really can't say one school."
Smith's recruitment is clearly in its infancy but speculation of what the future might hold hasn't fazed Smith.
"I don't think it's hit me yet," he laughed. "I'm just taking it day by day and trying to get better and stay focused.
"I see everything going uphill from this point," Smith said. "I definitely see the recruiting process picking up and I'm just trying to take it day by day and not let it overwhelm me."