Four-star 2016 DE Breaks Down Transfer

Rahshaun Smith

Four-star defensive end Rahshaun Smith talks about his decision to transfer from Towson (Md.) Calvert Hall to Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy, and he also talks about three schools that are piquing his interest.

Four-star defensive end Rahshaun Smith is one of the top prospects in the 2016 class and the elite prospect is shaking up the local high school football landscape with his decision to transfer from Calvert Hall (Towson, Md.) to St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.)

"It is definitely different from Calvert Hall," Smith said. "I just finished up my first full week there so I am just getting used to it, but been good for me."

Go inside: Smith breaks down his recruitment

Calvert Hall has struggled as of late, but the Cardinal finished No. 1 in the state and won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association "A" Conference title in 2010. St. Frances finished 5-7 last season in its first year as a member of the MIAA A conference.

"The guys at St. Frances are hungrier as opposed to the guys at Calvert Hall where they have won a championship in 2010 and they were No. 1 in the state," Smith said. "[At Calvert Hall] they have the name and the prestige, where at St. Frances they don't really have anything yet. This was their first year in the a conference and a lot of teams doubted them, and they are just a lot of hungry guys who are all on the same page and on the same mission."

Smith's decision comes on the heels of the departure of two Cardinal assistants, Devin Redd and Cory Robinson, who both joined the Panthers staff earlier this year. The 6-foot-2, 228-pounder boasts an extensive list offer list that includes the likes of Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Penn State, Maryland, and Oklahoma among others.

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