Saeed Blacknall made waves a few weeks ago while on the way back from a series of visits in the south. The Rivals250 wide receiver from Manalapan (N.J.) said LSU, Ohio State and Florida State were, in that order, his top three. His mind set has changed slightly in the three weeks since that announcement.
"Everything has been quiet right now," said the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Blacknall. "I recently got a Notre Dame offer and that's the latest thing for me right now.
"I named that top three based on the hype from that weekend," he said. "After I see couple more schools, I'll be able to see if LSU is really the leader or not. They are the leaders but it's not an official top three."
While LSU, Ohio State and Florida State may not be a firm top three right now, they are clearly some of his favorites. Blacknall explained that a few other schools belong in the conversation as well.
"I'd say Michigan and Pittsburgh could also be considered in that top group with Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida State and LSU," Blacknall said.
Blacknall spelled out how he is evaluating each school right now.
"Just how they explain to me what's going on in their program," he said. "Each school has a different opportunity or window. Some are different than others and that's basically what is standing out to me with each school."
Since that series of visits he made during his spring break to Georgia Tech, Georgia, Clemson and LSU, Blacknall has relaxed a bit and doesn't seem to scheduled his next visit yet.
"I'd say my next visit will probably be to Ohio State," said Blacknall. "I don't have it planned yet but in my head that's the next school I want to see."