As one of the first five-stars of the 2016 class, Rahshaun Smith is one of the nation's most coveted prospects. The Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances star has a number of suitors but seems to be in contact with a few more than others.
"I'm probably done with visits for now," said the 6-foot-2, 226-pound Smith. "I'm still keeping all of my doors open. I talk to coach Venables at Clemson, coach Montgomery at Oklahoma and coach Moorehead at Virginia Tech.
"I might narrow things now towards the middle or ends of my season," he said. "I haven't really thought about it yet."
Recently Smith visited two SEC schools that could play a big part in his recruitment.
"When I visited Alabama I got to go around, meet the coaches and take a tour," Smith said. "It was a three-day camp but I was only there for one of the days. Originally I wasn't going to work out but I did anyway and ran a 4.5 in the 40. The coaches seemed impressed. I worked on some drills with the coaches. Coach Lance Thompson really likes me at linebacker and we talked for a while with coach Saban. I did one-on-ones with the defensive line and the linebackers. They were impressed with me at both spots. After that I met with coach Saban and he told me I have an offer.
"I had been trying to get in contact with coach Thompson for a little while," he said. "When we got down there we talked and we're going to try to build that relationship. It was good to get a feel for him during the camp and get to know him.
"At Kentucky, I know Kobie Walker who goes there," said Smith. "We got up there before the camp and saw the campus with Kobie. I went to a work out in the morning and saw the facilities. Coach Mainord came in and he introduced himself. They offered me a scholarship. He got a feel for me and we got to hang out.
"They're getting a lot of new things built," he said. "They're adding onto their stadium and they'll have a new facility. The dorms they have right now I feel in love with and they aren't even the new ones they're getting."
Last year Smith played at Towson (Md.) Calvert Hall.