High School Sports

Recruiting spotlight: Stephen Curtis

SCHOOL: Sumter

POSITION: Quarterback



OFFERS: Furman, Liberty

STATUS: Uncommitted

KEEP THIS IN MIND: Curtis is also an accomplished baseball player for the Gamecocks and is considering playing both sports in college. He will play in the Diamond Prospects all-star showcase this fall.

Your offers are from FCS (Division I-AA) schools. Are you still hearing from FBS (Division I-A) schools?

"N.C. State they told me there are four quarterbacks that they are waiting to get film in the middle of the season to see who they will offer first."

Where did you attend camps this summer?

"N.C. State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia Southern."

What's the best feedback you got from FBS coaches after camps?

"At Vanderbilt, that's where I wanted to go. They said they were real impressed with me but they were waiting to hear about another quarterback's decision. The next day, (Calhoun, Ga., quarterback) Nash Nance committed to them."

Do you have any visits planned for the next couple of months?

"Not yet. I went to The Citadel last week for an unofficial. I want to go to Wofford sometime for an unofficial."

Does your baseball career have any impact on your football recruiting decision?

"I've been talking to Clemson a little bit abut baseball. If I get a big-school offer (for baseball) and nothing happens with football, I'll play baseball. If I go to a smaller school, I'll play both."

After playing the state final last season, Sumter lost its first two games this season. What happened?

"We had a bunch of young kids on the team. They finally started to realize it was important. Before the second game, I had a 103.5 temperature. I went to the hospital for IVs but still played."

You've won three in a row since. Still hopeful of another trip to the championship game?

"I feel very good about it. Everybody is starting to play good. We are starting to play the way we should."

- Steve Wiseman