One of high school football's most highly-coveted players has finally narrowed down his list of potential schools. According to 247Sports, Sav'ell Smalls, an OLB out of Burien, Wash. is the highest rated OLB recruit in the nation and ninth ranked player overall.
According to a Stranger Things-inspired post from Smalls himself, he's narrowed his list down to six schools, both close to home and across the country. His six schools include Washington and Washington State, Oregon, Tennessee, Florida State and, of course, Alabama.
Smalls' schools are pretty all over the place, though a handful of them are close to home in the Pacific Northwest. Previously, Smalls had said he planned to leave Washington for college, but he has yet to rule out his home-state Huskies.
Alabama could actually be a great fit for Smalls. Looking to beef up their corps of linebackers heading into next year, the Crimson Tide have already gotten one OLB commit from the Class of 2020, four-star recruit Quandarrius Robinson.
At this point, all six schools are probably heavily pursuing Smalls, hoping to bring one of the nation's most promising pass rushers to their program.
The Crimson Tide would be getting a big boost to their defense if they're able to sway Smalls in their direction, and now that his list is narrowed down to six schools, Nick Saban and Co. need to do whatever they can to lock down his commitment.