Focus 2014: George Moreira
George Moreira
George Moreira
Scout.com Recruiting
Posted Dec 19, 2011
Mike Coppage


John Curtis Christian has its own equivalent of the Four Horsemen with running backs Sherman Badie, Tevin Horton, Raekwon James and George Moreira.

Class 2A state champ John Curtis has four talented underclassmen returning at RB for next year, including sophomore George Moreira.

In 2011, Moreira (5-9, 185) gained 379 yards on 40 carries (9.48 yards per rush) with three touchdowns. He recorded a season-high 90 yards on only four carries in the Patriots' 60-20 win over Carver in early October.

"It was an amazing year for us," he said. "I had a couple of big plays. It was fun. I want to work harder and move up in the positioning. There's a lot of competition in practice with the one's and two's. You have to prove yourself to the coaches. It's a friendly competition with the other backs, but you're also battling for a spot.

"I'm just a kid who is working hard and doing what I have to do - to get to the next level. We have a lot of sophomore prospects and a lot of junior prospects. These next two years should be two of the best recruiting classes ever at the school."

How does Moreira describe his style and which college programs are high on his list?

"I can make people miss," he said. "I'm not going to call myself a power back, but I have a combination of speed and power. I have a really good squat: 370 to 375 pounds. As a freshman, I benched 290 to 295 pounds. I'm not sure about my 40; I've never been timed.

"I hope Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma State recruit me."

Who is the fastest RB at Curtis?

"I would say it's Sherman Badie, even though he's big, but some people might think it's Tevin Horton or Raekwon James," said Moreira.

"Raekwon is quick and Tevin is fast."

Curtis finished this year with a 14-0 record. The Patriots defeated Winnfield nine days ago in the state championship.


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