QB Larry Smith impressed by Cardinal offense

As we reported last week, Prattville (Ala.) High School quarterback Larry Smith was among the many unofficial visitors on hand for Louisville's annual spring game on Friday night. The 6'2, 200-pounder spoke with InsideTheVille.com shortly after his return from the Derby City and discussed his weekend trip...

For the second this month, the University of Louisville football program welcomed one of the few quarterback prospects to receive an early scholarship offer. Two weeks ago, Scout.com four-star prospect Matt Simms visited for the program's junior day, while Larry Smith of Prattville (Ala.) High School checked out what Louisville has to offer this past weekend.

"It went real well," Smith told InsideTheVille.com on Sunday afternoon. "I flew up there on Friday with my mom and dad and we came back earlier today."

While in town, the Alabama Junior All-Star visited the Schnellenberger Football Complex, attended the spring game and watched Saturday night's Thunder Over Louisville from his hotel room.

"We looked around the whole campus and the city," he said. "We did some sight-seeing around Louisville. It was nice. There were a lot of people there because they had a fireworks show to start the Kentucky Derby."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder also said that he was impressed by the play of the offense during the Red - White game on Friday night.

"It was my first time watching them like that and I thought they looked pretty good," said Smith. "The spread the ball around on offense really good."

With programs such as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU, Vanderbilt and others showing high interest in him, Smith said his conversation with the Cardinal coaches during his stay was clear, "they wanted to let me know how much interest that they have in me."

Smith, who has also visited both in-state schools, said that he's in no rush to make his college decision.

"I'm probably going to wait until after football season is over," he said.

As a junior, Smith threw for 2,005 yards with 18 touchdowns and only two interceptions during his junior season and earned Autauga County Player of the Year, All-Metro, All-County and 6A Honorable Mention All-State.


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