Clemson will have several prospects on campus Saturday night for its game with Syracuse including highly touted DE Rahshaun Smith (6-3 230) of Baltimore. Smith has over 30 offers and right now he’s looking the hardest at Clemson, Oklahoma, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Florida, Tennessee and Notre Dame though he’s not closed the door to any school.
Smith camped at Clemson last summer and his experience there turned him on to the Tigers for the first time.
“I loved it,” he said. “It definitely was an eye opening visit. It changed my mind about Clemson and got me thinking about them. Their coaching staff is great. They work well with the players. It’s not only about football, it’s a family based program.”
Smith is listed as a defensive end but can play all of the linebacker positions. And envisions a good fit for himself at Clemson.
“I look at their D and I see my defense” he said. “Clemson’s defensive is fast, physical, aggressive and they swarm to the ball.”
Smith also has visited Maryland, Penn State twice and Oklahoma this season. USC also has offered and he has talked with recruiter GA Mangus. “We’re trying to build a relationship,” Smith said.
Smith doesn’t plan to make a decision until his senior season and he plans to graduate early.
So far this season he has 53 tackles with 11 tackles for loss and 1 sack.