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DaMarcus Smith makes Elite 11 Camp roster

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The good news keeps rolling in for the U of L football program.

Louisville commit and Seneca High School senior-to-be DaMarcus Smith will be one of the 12 class of 2011 players invited to the Elite 11 quarterback camp in Southern California when the official roster of attendees is announced next week.

The prestigious four-day event takes place each year in late July and helps prepare the best high school quarterbacks in the country for the challenges that lie ahead in big-time college football. Notable players who have participated in the camp include: Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Troy Smith, Jason White, Tim Tebow, Drew Brees, Jay Cutler, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, JaMarcus Russell, Trent Edwards, Matt Schaub, Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez

The news is especially impressive when taking into consideration that Smith missed all of last season with a knee injury and that his first real action since rehab came at the Elite 11 Regional Camp in Tuscaloosa, Ala. earlier this month.

"It felt pretty good," Smith told the Courier-Journal after the camp. "I still felt that competitive edge and knew I had to represent my city and my school. I think I impressed people when I was out there."

Congratulations to DaMarcus.