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Badie Brings in Offer No. 6
Arkansas State joined Tulane, North Texas, Minnesota, Memphis and FCS program McNeese State on Sherman Badie's offer sheet today. "The offer from Arkansas State came out of the blue," said Badie, who averaged a hefty 14.24 yards per carry last year and gained nearly 1,500 yards on the ground for the 14-0 Patriots, despite splitting carries with stable mates Tevin Horton ('13 RB), Raekwon James ('14) and George Moreira ('14). "Coach (Kenny) Ingram from Arkansas State loved my film and loved how I ran the ball. I've talked to him about their new head coach (Gus Malzahn). He said they're going to change up the offense, run some Wildcat, and do some really good things." Does Badie have a timetable for making a decision and committing somewhere? "I'm thinking about doing it around the time the season starts," he said. Saturday, the Patriots cap off spring training with their annual Blue vs. White game. "The two teams have been split up for tomorrow," said Badie. "The coaches try to make it evenly matched. I'm on the White team. My goals tomorrow (other than winning) are to see where I'm at with my speed, quickness and power in my legs." Badie (pictured below at a recent spring practice) mentioned a few weeks ago that Cincinnati might offer soon, but he hasn't heard from the Bearcats lately. He says Northwestern of the Big 10 could be next to offer. Curtis is expected to face Florida defending 8A state champ Plant HS of Tampa early during the regular season. Plant concluded the 2011 campaign with a lofty No. 14 national ranking on the Scout Top 50. Plant WR Tristan Cooper, a recent transfer from University Lab in Baton Rouge, also was offered by Arkansas State today.
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