South Alabama Senior Plans to Sign With AU

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Mobile, Ala.--Williamson High senior Brandon Smith plans to sign with the Auburn Tigers on Feb. 6th as an athlete who will be placed in junior college.

Smith, who played quarterback at Williamson, was named a first team Class 5A All-State selection as an athlete his senior year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

Williamson High coach Bobby Parrish said that his star senior, who is 6-1, 185 pounds, will be heading to a junior college after high school. He is expected to visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this weekend and has already been to Jones, another Mississippi junior college. Other junior colleges are trying to line up visits, too, the coach notes.

"Brandon is a very good football player," Parrish tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I don't think we would have gone 10-4 without him being our quarterback. We try to get the football in the hands of the best player that we had and he was our best player."

Parrish says he isn't sure what Smith's final statistics were, but notes he was somewhere around 1,400 passing yards and 1,200 more on the ground.

The Williamson coach says that Smith can consistently run a 4.6 40-yard dash.

"He is an athlete who played just offense for us last year, but he could have played him anywhere," the coach says. "When we first got him, he was a running back who could also play wideout and on defense, but we found out he was better for our team as a quarterback."

Parrish notes that Smith won numerous honors in the Mobile area his senior year. "He was the Optimist Club's Player of the Week at least four times this year," he says.

"Brandon is a good kid with good character," Parrish says. "He hadn't developed into that leadership role when we first got him because he played other positions, but after he moved to quarterback he developed into a leader for our football team."


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