Cameron Smith was being heavily recruited by Washington when coach Steve Sarkisian was there so now that he's at USC the 2015 linebacker feels things could pick up with the Trojans.
The four-star from Granite Bay, Calif., said he's excited about hearing more from USC and he recently sent out his highlight tape to the staff so Sarkisian could watch.
UCLA remains the favorite and Smith said his recruitment has been slow in recent weeks but he's targeted USC, UCLA and Alabama to send out his film to see what happens.
"I sent it to Sarkisian, coach (Jeff) Ulbrich at UCLA watched it and one of the Alabama recruiters," Smith said. "That's really it so far. It's been kind of slow right now. I'm kind of just sitting back.
"I love Sarkisian. That helps a lot and brings them in the picture again. I'm happy about it."
So far, the Granite Bay standout has been offered by San Diego State, UCLA, Washington State and Wisconsin. He has already visited with the Bruins and Smith said for some time that they stand out the most in his recruitment.
"I loved it when I went down there," Smith said of UCLA. "They're still No. 1."
As for Alabama, Smith said things are preliminary but he's excited the Crimson Tide coaches have reached out. He's hopeful that after they see his highlight tape that more interest could be coming from the SEC powerhouse.
"They said they were looking at me and were interested," Smith said. "They're going to start recruiting me so we'll see where that goes."