Rivals250 wide receiver Saeed Blacknall has had an up and down recruitment. Things really took off for the Manalapan (N.J.) standout in March when he picked up a bunch of offers. Blacknall took a long trip to see a few schools in the south and came away naming LSU as his top choice.
A decision seemed imminent but since then Blacknall has laid low and slowed things down. He currently has a top five and is visiting two of them very soon.
"It's still a top five," said the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Blacknall. "I'm still considering LSU, Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame and Ohio State. Nothing has really changed. I'm still pretty heavy on LSU. I'm going to be visiting LSU and Alabama in July. I'm going down there on July 12. I'm not sure which school I will see first."
Obviously, LSU has the inside track on Blacknall but there certain things that give the other four schools a realistic shot at landing his commitment.
"My number one is LSU and everyone else is behind in second in not particular order," he said, They all have something to offer. My chances to go to the school are high because there is a spot for me on those teams. They all have their guys and some of them have wide receivers already committed but they are only taking three or four.
"My relationships with the coaches are fine," said Blacknall. "That's something I'm not even worried about. Other things I'm worried about are if I'm going to be comfortable there and if I can handle living there. No I'm not worried about losing out on my spot at these schools."
Blacknall competed in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge Presented by Under Armour in Chicago at Soldier Field.