Smith Close To UK Offer?

The University of Kentucky held a 7-on-7 passing camp and may have found a quarterback they have serious interest in recruiting. We get the latest on DaMarcus Smith.

For DaMarcus Smith the chance to compete against the best will be a key ingredient when it comes time to select a college. This past weekend Smith and his Louisville (Ky) Seneca teammates found good competition in Lexington and enjoyed great success in the progress.

"We won the Kentucky passing camp," Seneca offensive coordinator Paul Holien told Scout.com on Monday. "We defeated Louisville St. Xavier in the final and went undefeated (7-0) on the day. DaMarcus had a great day and caught the eye of Coach Rich Brooks."

While many have Smith penciled in as a heavy lean to stay home and play for Louisville things might get interesting as the recruiting cycle heats up for the 2011 quarterback as even more programs are starting to show interest.

"Louisville, Illinois and Purdue have all told us they are going to issue written offers to DaMarcus come September 1st. Now from talking with Coach Brooks it looks like Kentucky will also be officially offering DaMarcus as well."

With his interest climbing DaMarcus is looking to open a few more eyes and may have done so at a recent stop at the University of Tennessee.

"Tennessee had some really good quarterbacks in camp the same day DaMarcus was there. They had DaMarcus and two other quarterbacks they are high on (Class of 2010 Jesse Scroggins was one) all throw together with Coach Kiffin watching them. Tennessee now has a real interest in DaMarcus and felt they didn't see no difference between all three of them moving DaMarucs up to number one on their list of 2011 quarterbacks."

Up next for Smith will be a stop in Columbus, Ohio and Ohio State Senior Advance Camp. Kentucky Sports Report will continue to follow Smith and update his progress the rest of the summer.


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