"I've been working hard trying to get ready for the combine," said Christian Smith from Birmingham, (Ala.). "I am ready to go up against the best defensive backs in Alabama. I've been waiting to go up against the guys from B.C. Rain."
"I went up against both of those guys last year at the Southeastern Regional Combine at Mountain Brook. They were both straight. I missed going up against them in San Antonio, but I am going to be ready for the combine in Tuscaloosa."
While many have conceded Smith as a "lock" to the Crimson Tide because of older brother Andre signing with Alabama in February, the 6-2, 210-pound receiver is looking at his options. Two schools besides Alabama are very interested in the wide out.
Smith talks about his favorites.
Alabama: "My brother is going there, and everyone there is great. I like the atmosphere and the facilities."
Florida: "I think Coach Urban Meyer is a real good coach. Florida has a really good program, and I like the atmosphere."
Clemson: "I have been talking to the recruiting coach [Dabo Sweeney] a lot. He says I am one of the top overall players in the state, and I like hearing that."
Alabama is the only campus Smith has visited this spring. He plans to make a return trip this weekend for the A-Day game.
"I went to Tuscaloosa two weeks ago to watch scrimmage," he said. "I watched the wide receivers real close. They were showing me a lot of love."
"It was funny watching the offensive lineman looking over at Andre the whole time. I think they are a little worried. I definitely think Andre is going to start next year."
After running an impressive 4.6 in the forty-yard-dash in San Antonio, Smith continues to improve working on his speed, quickness and his hands.
The defensive backs are going to have a tough time defending Smith in Tuscaloosa, but that's why Scout.com is bringing in only the best. The competition will make a great All-American combine April 29.