Smith discusses latest trip to the 'Ville

Louisville was the first to offer Larry Smith of Prattville (Ala.) High School a scholarship and last weekend the Cardinal coaches welcomed him to town for a second time when he attended the program's QB/WR camp. The 6'2, 200-pound Smith discusses his latest trip to The 'Ville and more in this InsideTheVille.com update.

This past March, Prattville quarterback Larry Smith received his first scholarship offer from Louisville, which was enough to convince him to make an unofficial visit for the team's spring game in April.

Last Sunday, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Smith made a return trip to the Derby City to participate in Bobby Petrino's QB/WR camp. With the U of L head coach watching from just a few feet away, Smith performed well, throwing strong passes from both the pocket and on the run.

"I think I did pretty good up there," explained Smith of his time at the program's second annual QB/WR camp. "There were some good receivers up there."

In early May Vanderbilt joined Louisville with a scholarship offer, while others such as Purdue, Georgia Tech, Alabama and Auburn have continued to increase their interest in the junior all-star.

"I don't have one right now and I'm just trying to keep all of my options open," Smith replied when asked about a possible early favorite. "I'm going to take my visits, but it's too early to know where to yet."

While in Louisville, Smith did get a few minutes to visit with a few members of the Cardinal coaching staff, but he said most of his time was spent with other camp attendees.

"I hung out with a few of the players at the camp really - guys like Nick Petrino, Thomas (Durrah), and Robert (Arnheim). I talked with Coach Petrino and my recruiter, Coach Whitt. I also talked to the quarterbacks coach, Coach Brohm. They said that overall they pretty happy with how I did."

Smith passed for 2,005 yards with 18 touchdowns and only two interceptions as a junior, earning Autauga County Player of the Year, All-Metro, All-County and 6A Honorable Mention All-State honors.


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