Smith enjoys UofL camp experience

DaMarcus Smith from Louisville (KY) Seneca is one of the nation's top 2011 quarterback prospects. The 6-foot-2 Smith spent all weekend on the Louisville campus participating in the Cardinals' 7-on-7 tournament and Steve Kragthorpe's football camp. Smith spoke with about the experience.

"It was wonderful," DaMarcus Smith said of Louisville's football camp, held at PJCS Sunday afternoon. "I enjoyed it a lot. I got to hang out with the coaching staff all day and it was real nice. Coach (Matt) Wells stuck around me all day which was real nice. We always have good conversations every time I'm around and I have their numbers so I can call them anytime."

Smith was clearly one of the top, if not the best overall prospect, at Louisville's one-day camp session. He said he learned a lot from the experience.

"I'm really glad I went because they taught us the way they teach their quarterback's drops, handoffs and the way they pass the ball and hold the ball. It was a nice learning experience for me, especially getting to know how they do it at UofL since that's probably where I'll be attending," Smith said. "It helped me out."

Smith has a busy summer camp scheduled lined up. This Friday, Smith will attend Kentucky's camp. He also has plans to attend camps at WKU, Ball State, Indiana and Purdue. "And I might be going to LSU and Illinois for camp in July," Smith said.

On Saturday, Smith's high school team participated in Louisville's 7-on-7 passing tournament. Several members of the Louisville coaching staff kept tabs on Smith during the tournament, including head coach Steve Kragthorpe. Smith's team finished with a 1-2 record.

"It was our first passing league tournament and we just started practicing so we've got a lot of things we need to work on," Smith said. "I'll be working with my receivers this summer studying the offense. I'll be working on my footwork, my drops and throwing the ball. I'm just dedicating myself to football all summer."

On the recruiting front, Louisville appears the heavy favorite to land a commitment from the elite quarterback prospect. "I'll probably be ready to commit by the end of the season," Smith said.

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