LSU pledge takes in Tuscaloosa

Alabama hosted several top prospects for its annual A-Day game on Saturday, including a recently offered defender that happens to be committed to another SEC power.

Though currently ranked as a defensive end by FOX Sports NEXT/, Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central standout Sharieff Rhaheed has offers from plenty of schools as a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker.

Others like the 6-foot-2, 207-pounder as a traditional linebacker and Alabama likes him as a versatile linebacker that can make an impact at several different spots.

Rhaheed, who committed to LSU less than a month ago, had his offer from the national champions re-affirmed recently by Nick Saban - which he admitted had an impact on his recruitment to a point soon after the move was made.

On Saturday, the three-star took a visit to Tuscaloosa to check out Alabama's A-Day game. It was the first time Rhaheed met with the coaching staff since his verbal offer was re-affirmed over the phone.

"They said how they really like the way I play, how I'm going to grow into my frame, and how I'm going to be a good player," he said. "They see me as the SAM linebacker (strong side) but they say by watching the film I can play all of the linebacker spots."

After letting the LSU pledge know where he may fit in at Alabama, the coaches didn't look to try an swing a flipped commitment from him while he was in town.

The tactic was one that the Floridian preferred.

"They did talk about my commitment (to LSU), but they were not pressuring me or nothing to switch," said Rhaheed. "I like that because I feel no pressure."

The laid-back approach from Saban and company resonated with the junior prospect, but it hasn't shaken his overall status with the Tigers to this point.

"I'm still solid to LSU," he said.

Rhaheed is currently considered the No. 34 defensive end prospect nationally.

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