Cameron Smith recently landed his first offer from the SEC and the four-star linebacker thinks it could be the start of something pretty big.
Tennessee was the first SEC school to offer the four-star linebacker from Granite Bay, Calif., who looked good at the recent RCS Northern California.
Other programs from that power conference are getting involved, too, so Smith is excited to see what happens in the near future.
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"I think so," Smith said. "That's the start of it.
"Texas A&M is going to be coming up pretty soon. I got a few messages from Lane Kiffin at Alabama so we're going to be in contact pretty soon and we'll see what comes of that. This is the start."
The Tennessee offer is big for Smith, a 6-foot-2 240-pound prospect who has been invited to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge this summer in Baltimore.
The Northern California recruit has talked with the Tennessee coaches and is definitely interested in learning more about the program.
"I like coach (Derrick) Lett," Smith said.
"He's a pretty straightforward guy. He said they'd see me at all the linebacker positions and he'd see me at H-back on offense. That was kind of cool. Being able to play multiple positions is pretty key. We'll see how it goes. I'm not in any hurry. It was nice to hear from them."
USC is considered the frontrunner for Smith but he remains open to all options. UCLA is also a player in his recruitment as are other programs. One big unofficial visit could be coming up but the Granite Bay linebacker said nothing has been scheduled yet.
"My dad is letting me take one back East," Smith said. "We'll decide whether that's Big 10 or the SEC. We might take one to Michigan but we'll see."