Larry Smith Talks of his Decision

Prattville's Larry Smith made his college decision a few days ago and knew he wanted to play in the SEC. The Vanderbilt Commodores have dipped into Alabama for the second time in three years and lured the state's top quarterback to Nashville.

"I decided a couple of days ago to commit to Vanderbilt," said Larry Smith from Prattville, (Ala.). "I told the Vanderbilt coaches last night."

"I talked to coach [Charlie] Fisher. He was really excited when I told him. He said he was glad I made my decision to commit to them."

Smith explained his reasons for choosing the Commodores.

"I wanted to get my decision out of the way before the season starts," he said. "I don't have to worry about it."

"First of all, Vanderbilt has great academics. They have a great program. I know I can get the best education from them."

The 6-3, 205-pound gunslinger is the second top Alabama quarterback to decide Nashville is the place to call home for their college football career. The Commodores signed Alabama's 2003 Mr. Football Chris Nickson, a redshirt sophomore.

"I see myself fitting in pretty well," Smith said. "I sat down with their quarterbacks coach [Jimmy Kiser] when I went up there. We watched their offense. We run similar plays here at Prattville."

When asked if his decision is solid Smith replied, "It feels great to have my decision over with. I am not for sure if I will visit anywhere yet. I do feel like a lot of pressure has been pulled off me."

Prattville is one of the class 6A dominant programs in the state and make a consistent run for the state championship. Smith is ready for his final prep season.

"I feel excited about the season," he said. "It is only 16 days away. We play Theodore at Home for our first game. I see the season going well. We have been working extremely hard this spring and summer."

Stay tuned to as we continue to follow Prattville High School's 2006 season and Larry Smith's senior campaign.

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