Congrats to DaMarcus Smith for finishing up his high school football career with Seneca. Stats aside, he seems to be a remarkable young man and someone I'm thrilled to have represent the university.
Watch the four throws from the 1:20 mark and on from the video above. Sanford must be absolutely drooling. It's tough as a fan to be eager to see new talent on the field. Froman, Burke, Stein, and all of our current players have done a phenomenal job this season. They've made UofL football fun again (no small feat) and I can't wait to root for them down the stretch. At the same time, it's clear the talent level is low and as wonderfully as our guys play, as much as they exceed expectations, there's a ceiling. Watching DaMarcus throw a 50 yard pass or a 30 yarder on the run is a pretty stark contrast to what we saw against Pitt (and even though Burke performed admirably, against Syracuse). There will be growing pains and more frustrations, but you can't teach an arm like that. The ceiling will be higher next season.
The present is surprisingly fun and the future is bright. Next year, Strong's first full recruiting class arrives and we're pretty damn lucky to have a player like Smith heading it up.