DaMarcus Smith not returning to WKU

Former Seneca star is seeking a transfer to Butler Community College, will not return to WKU in 2014.

Former Elite 11 quarterback DaMarcus Smith will not return to Western Kentucky in the fall, instead planning a transfer to Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas.

Smith, a former highly-touted prospect from Seneca HS, saw action in five games for WKU in 2013, rushing for 51 yards on 10 carries and completing 2-for-5 passes for 33 yards and one interception.

A four-star recruit in the Class of 2011, Smith originally enrolled at Central Florida, before returning home after he was ruled academically ineligible to play for the Knights.

After a few months off, he arrived at WKU for the spring 2012 semester, a program led by then-head coach Willie Taggart.

Senior Brandon Doughty, junior Nelson Fishback, junior Troy Jones and sophomore Todd Porter are expected to return at quarterback for the Hilltoppers in 2014.

Smith's expected destination, Butler CC, has a reputation for churning out top junior college prospects, including recent NFL QB draftee Zach Mettenberger (LSU).

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