In-State Quarterback Getting Early Looks

Quarterback Larry Smith from Prattville talks about the recruiting process and his early favorites.

Prattville, Ala.--Larry Smith has been the starting quarterback for the Lions since his sophomore year of high school. The 6-2, 200-pound Junior All-Star is receiving interest from schools across the South.

"The schools showing the most interest in me right now are Auburn, Louisville, Florida State, LSU, Clemson, Alabama and Vanderbilt," said Larry Smith from Prattville, (Ala.) "I don't really have any favorites. I am looking at everyone. I grew up following Florida State, but I wouldn't say they are my favorite."

Smith passed for 2,005 yards with 18 touchdowns and only two interceptions during his junior season.

The awards quickly followed: Autauga County Player of the Year, All-Metro, All-County, 6A Honorable Mention All-State, and he participated in the Alabama Junior All-Star game. Smith's proudest accomplishment was the highest GPA for Juniors on the team with a 3.8.

Smith is aware of his strengths and stated, "I feel like my biggest strength is my leadership. I always have the determination to win. I am a competitor."

"I feel like I still need to improve my running ability, my passing, and I need to become an even bigger leader before next season."

The athletic gunslinger's decision is based on his college major and his position on the next level.

"I am looking for a place that has good academics for my major," Smith said. "I plan to major in sports medicine or physical therapy. I want to go somewhere that the school wants me as a quarterback, and a place where I fit in the best."

Smith holds a 3.8 GPA and scored a 21 on the ACT.

He will participate in the Scout.com All-American Combine in Tuscaloosa April 29.


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