Sherman Badie, the junior RB from John Curtis Christian, has two scholarship offers under his belt. …
No. 2 for Sherman Badie
A few weeks ago, coach Jay Sawvel from Minnesota extended an offer to Curtis 1,000-yard rusher Sherman Badie and the speedy junior reported a new offer last night, courtesy of North Texas. Fox Sports/Scout.com will follow-up in detail with Badie about the North Texas offer within the next day or two. The junior back, who burst free for 1,239 yards on a scattered 87 carries (with 19 TDs, another '11 team record) last fall, recently took in a Tulane practice along with teammate Brandon Godfrey, and word is spreading that Badie will probably nab an offer from Green Wave head coach Curtis Johnson in the near future. Currently, it's widely believed that Tulane will offer a trio of '13 Curtis prospects: Godfrey (who already holds an offer), LB Duke Riley (has Tulane offer plus six more) and Badie (who also steadily communicates with the staffs at both Louisiana (New Orleans Bowl champ Ragin' Cajuns) and SEC bowl program Mississippi State. The aforementioned Bulldogs signed Curtis DE Torrey Bell on National Signing Day back in February. Badie has repeatedly been quoted by Fox Sports concerning his fondness for local program Tulane. The Green Wave will also take a long look at Curtis juniors Tevin Horton (RB), Anthony Taylor (OT) and Richard Allen (DB). When Badie gets the call this upcoming fall in the patented split-back veer offense employed by the Patriots, he has more than sufficient wheels to turn the corner against the vast majority of defensive units. He is one of four Curtis backs (junior starters Tevin Horton and Badie, and '14 backs Raekwon James and George Moreira) who unselfishly split carries in a crowded, talented backfield. James, who also started on the Curtis '12 state championship hoops squad, undertakes a lengthy commute on a daily basis to the Patriots' unassuming River Ridge campus from Salmen High's attendance zone in Slidell, a suburb/small city stationed 25 miles northeast of New Orleans. Salmen, in fact, has a well-deserved reputation as a big modern-day winner that has achieved extended success (including state titles) on the large-school level. When both Curtis and Salmen were in 4A, the Spartans defeated the juggernauts from Curtis more than once in the state finals. To put it more succinctly, sophomore Raekwon James eschewed his local public school for an opportunity to be a member of Curtis head coach J.T. Curtis, Jr.'s "Four Horsemen of the Veer" (a moniker that's been coined in reference to Curtis' "Big 4 Running Back by Committee.") The team spirit and unity that Curtis tries to reflect is indicative in the group-first mentality that's been adopted and promulgated by Badie and his three backfield mates. Moreover, the "team" is always the common theme at John Curtis, which isn't a place that blue-chip skill-position prospects are likely to pad their statistics with glaring individual numbers. James, finally, is joined by George Moreira in Curtis' starting rotation at halfback. A sturdy, strong sophomore back who was named RB MVP at last month's NUC 5-Star Showcase, Moreira is a heavily-muscled kid who was measured in the 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10 range (and approximately 210 lbs.) at the event. Back to Badie, who recently placed third -- behind only four-star CB Jeryl Brazil (Loranger HS) and '14 small-school prodigy Chris Lewis (Lakeside HS) -- in the 55-meter dash at the indoor state track and field championships.He finished ahead of teammate Richard Allen in the 55-meters. A junior who is more of a natural at cornerback than safety, Allen started at FS in the '11 state finals and picked off a crucial pass in the end zone during John Curtis' convincing 33-3 whipping of Winnfield HS. Allen was clocked in the 4.36 to 4.39 range at the most recent Under Armour Combine in New Orleans (several months ago) Badie's teammate, 200-pound Duke Riley (linebacker with football offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State, among others), placed second in the 55-meter hurdles at the state indoor meet. For the second straight year, Curtis took home first place among all Division 2 (Classes 3A-and-Below) participants at the indoor state track and field championships. Led by a large football contingent, which featured Riley, Badie, and shot putters Anthony Taylor (junior OL) and Eric Thomas (junior LB), Curtis had more total points than any other competitors in a crowded, talented field. Badie ran the opening leg on the Patriots' first-place 4 X 200 meter relay team at the state indoor meet. He was joined on that crew by DB Richard Allen, versatile athlete Brandon Porter, and lightning-fast DB Jacolby Cooper (all three are juniors) North Texas has also been in contact with John Curtis juniors Brandon Porter (DB/RB/LB) and Fred Beauford (OLB). Their staff, powered on the Pelican State recruiting trail by keen young assistant Justin Gaines, has been the first FBS program to offer multiple Louisiana '13 sleeper prospects (such as Walker RB/DB Carlton Perkins and Redemptorist WR/DB Donald Gage).
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