Louisville lands dual-threat quarterback

Louisville brought two quarterbacks in this weekend for official visits - Georgia's Marcus Smith and South Carolina's David Olson. Sunday morning, Charlie Strong made an offer and landed a commitment from one of the south's top dual-threat quarterbacks. InsideTheVille.com has the scoop.....

Marcus Smith, the No. 93 quarterback prospect in the nation, verbally committed to Louisville this weekend.

Smith, a 6-3, 205-pound dual-threat quarterback from Columbus (GA) Hardaway, came to Louisville hoping to receive an offer from the Cardinals. That offer came Sunday morning at breakfast and Smith committed to Charlie Strong on the spot.


Marcus Smith gave Louisville good news Sunday morning.
"The visit went well," Smith told InsideTheVille.com. "I committed this morning. Coach Strong called me a week ago and told me to come up and take a visit. He told me this morning that he wanted to offer me. As soon as he offered, I committed right there on the spot."

A good athlete, Smith could play a variety of different positions in college. However, Louisville is bringing Smith in to play quarterback, something the two-star prospect discussed with Strong this weekend during his official visit.

"He wants me to come in and play quarterback," Smith said. "That's the position that I want to play. That's the position I prefer and really the only position I know."

Florida showed interest in Smith early in the recruiting process and Tennessee and MTSU were also involved before his commitment to Louisville.

"I pretty much liked everything about the visit but the most important thing is the academics," Smith said. "I liked the facilities and it's very friendly here. It's like a family-atmosphere here at Louisville."

Smith said his decision boiled down to a desire to play for UofL coach Charlie Strong.

"Coach Strong is straight forward about everything," Smith said. "He let's you know what's happening. He's just a good coach and I want to play for him."

Smith said he's finished with the recruiting process and will not go on any more visits.


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