ESPN 150's DeSean Smith has LSU in front

ESPN 150 tight end DeSean Smith (Lake Charles, La./Barbe) plans to make his decision in January, during the U.S. Army All-American Game.

"I know I want to visit LSU and Alabama. I know I want to visit one of the three Florida schools [Florida State, Florida or Miami]," Smith said. "I would love to get out to Cal and see some places out West. And I will probably visit Notre Dame. All of those schools have offered. I have 18 total right now.”

Smith, now 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, said Texas A&M was the first school to offer him last summer.

“Then LSU offered me the next day,” Smith said. "I went to their spring game and just loved it. I loved how they threw the ball around. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger is looking great. What they are doing in the passing game is very appealing to a guy like me. They are the leader.”

Last season as a junior Smith caught 40 passes for 774 yards and scored seven touchdowns.