Eugene Smith, the 6-foot-4, 190-pound four-star quarterback from Miramar, Fla., continues to deny a favorite from among nearly 40 scholarship offers.
"I haven't really been thinking too much about recruiting yet," Smith admitted. "I'm still pretty open, but I know I want to take all my visits."
Smith, Scout.com's No. 9 quarterback, already has visits scheduled with Alabama on Nov. 1 and West Virginia on Nov. 7.
"Alabama has a really good team," he said. "They are doing really well this year. I like coach Nick Saban and I love how he's turned it around there. I didn't think it would be so fast, but I knew he could do it.
"They just have a well-rounded team," Smith said. "They play well together and there aren't any stars."
So does Smith think that 'Bama has what it takes to go undefeated and get in the national championship game? "It's gonna be tough to go undefeated," he said. "But they've got a great chance."
Thus far, Smith feels that Alabama is the team that has impressed him the most. "They just surprised me," he said. "I didn't think they'd be this good this fast."
Smith says he's eager to take his visit to Morgantown, W.V., to see how the Mountaineer program runs. "I want to meet with the coaches and get to know the players," he said. "I want to talk with them and see how I'll be able to fit in there. I think it's a good situation for me to go in and make an impact.
"It's hard to judge the new coaches this year because you won't really know anything until they've got their own players," he said. "That's when you'll see if they can do a good job."
That's exactly why Smith is reserving judgment on Michigan's disappointing 2008 campaign. "They are having a rough year," he said. "But I'm sure coach Rich Rodriguez will turn it around once he gets his recruits. They'll get it going.
"I really like the spread that he runs and I think I'd fit into coach Rod's offense well," Smith said. "It's a good fit for me."
The school that is recruiting Smith the hardest is local-favorite South Florida. "They are only about one hour away," he said. "They are probably the most consistent with emails, mail and calls.
"USF has a pretty good team," Smith said. "And they are still young and up-and-coming. The coaches are really working hard to put USF on the map."
Although he lives near the Bulls, Smith says it was another in-state school that he followed as a kid. "I always liked Miami," he said. "They have great tradition and had some great players play for them."
He attended the Miami/Florida game at the Swamp and came away impressed with the Gators as well. "It was a great experience," he said. "I love the environment at the Swamp. It's just amazing being there and seeing all the love for the schools. It's kind of unreal."
But Smith says that the 'Canes and Gators aren't really in the mix. "They both have quarterbacks already," he said. "They aren't really recruiting me any more."
So besides No. 2 Alabama and West Virginia, Smith says he may also visit No. 15 LSU, Michigan or Boston College.
"I really like the coaching staff at LSU," he said. "They always have great athletes and they seem like they make players better there."
Some different schools that have also offered Smith are Georgia, Alabama, UCF, Tennessee, Auburn and Wisconsin, among others.
"I want to play for a family environment and for coaches that I have a good relationship with," he said. "I also want to play in an offense that fits my style."
Miramar High School is currently 6-1 and Smith has 1200 yards passing for 16 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also has three touchdowns rushing.
He benches 215-pounds and squats 355.
"I have a lot of poise and I'm smart on the field," Smith said. "I'm a leader and make good decisions. I'm a great pro-style quarterback.
"I want to improve on dropping back and work on my pocket presence," he said. "I also want to improve my movement and footwork."
Smith says he wants to major in business or finance and reports a 2.8 core GPA and 1390 SAT.