Cards eyeing Alabama QB

Prattville (Ala.) High School quarterback Larry Smith just might be the top '07 quarterback in the state of Alabama...

After five-star defensive end Deantwan Whitehead of Birmingham's West End High School chose Louisville over Alabama and Auburn the day prior to signing day, I suspect that most - which includes nearly all - won't be so "shocked" when the Cardinal program targets the top rising juniors in the country.

One such target is Prattville (Ala.) High School quarterback Larry Smith. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Smith helped guide his school to it's fifth consecutive region crown and a spot in the 6A state quarterfinals.

"I had a pretty good year last year," Smith told "Right now I am working on getting better. I'm working out with the team and basically lifting and running."

As he begins prepping for his final senior season, a number of region's top programs have began to express heavy interest.

"I'm getting a lot of stuff from school's like Florida State, Louisville, Auburn, Alabama, Clemson," said Smith, who has yet to claim a scholarship offer. "I don't really have any favorites yet, I'm pretty much wide open."

As a junior, Smith threw for over 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns with just two interceptions. Smith, who describes himself as a dual-threat quarterback, also rushed for additional 400 yards and 11 scores.

Following a solid junior campaign, Smith was named to the Alabama North-South Junior All-Star game. Unfortunately for those seeing him play for the first time were disappointed as one of the state's top prospects was forced to the sideline with an ankle sprain.

"Oh, I'm over that," said Smith, who averaged double-figures on the hardwood for Prattville this winter.

Smith plans on keeping busy during the coming months attending a few camps and combines.

"I'm planning on going to a few this spring so I can get my name out there some more," he explained.

Smith carries a 3.8 GPA.

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