Smith considering two schools

Andrell Smith didn't play football this season after falling one credit short last year of becoming eligible for college. Now Smith appears on-track with his course-work and could be ready to make a decision between Louisville and UCF sometime in December.

"He's trying to finish up his last course," Palmetto coach Larry Coffey said Monday. "He's being recruited by Louisville and Central Florida. Once he completes the course and gets cleared by the clearinghouse he'll make a decision as to what school he wants to attend."


Andrell Smith is down to Louisville and UCF.

Andrell Smith would be able to enroll at either Louisville or Central Florida in January, "if everything clears," Coffey said. While trying to complete his final high school credit this semester, Smith didn't play football for Palmetto in 2008 after exhausting his eligibility last season.

"He's a big kid with explosive speed," Coffey said. "He's probably about 6-3 or 6-4. Last year he was about 200-pounds. This year he's probably a little bigger. He's got huge hands and tremendous upside. He's got the ability to make plays. For a big kid he really runs well after he makes catches."

Smith made an official visit to Louisville for the Cardinals season-opener against Kentucky and recently visited Central Florida. Coffey said Smith likes both Louisville and Central Florida, noting that Bill Miller has done a good job recruiting the talented wide receiver for the Cardinals.

Coffey, however, declined to speculate which direction Smith is leaning, though he did acknowledge that staying close to home to could play a big factor in his decision.


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