Orange Park (Fla.) Fleming Island High School linebacker/defensive end Austin Smenda was offered a scholarship by South Alabama coming out of spring practice in May. The 6-foot-2 and 215-pound rising senior has been in touch with coaches from South Alabama this summer and Smenda plans to take an unofficial visit there sometime this season.
“Recruiting-wise North Carolina Central and South Alabama have offered. I will likely visit South Alabama this season,” Smenda explained.
Smenda has been in touch with the South Alabama program on a regular basis this summer after learning of his offer from Fleming Island head football coach Frank Hall.
”I’ve talked to the coach on Facebook and he says he likes my versatility. Pretty much he says he likes that I am versatile,” said Smenda who plays linebacker, defensive end and some wide receiver for Fleming Island.
Benedictine and South Florida have both been in contact with Smenda this summer although communication with USF has slowed of late according to the linebacker.
FIU had expressed interest in Smenda in the spring but he hasn’t heard from them this summer after attending the Panthers satellite camp in Jacksonville in late June. East Carolina, Furman, Miami (Fla.) and Wofford had all shown interest to varying degrees during spring practice according to Coach Hall.
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