March 22, 2009

Georgia speedster getting attention

A name beginning to emerge among college recruiting circles is Calhoun, Ga., athlete Niagel Curtis.

The 5-foot-9, 178-pound running back/ cornerback turned heads last weekend playing for Team Alabama as part of the Badger Sport 7-on-7 Skills Camp in Tampa, Fla., showcasing his 4.39 speed.

Curtis has been primarily used as a running back in high school but played cornerback during 7-on-7 drills which is likely his projected position at the next level.

"I play running back and that is my specialty," Curtis said. "But I will play defensive back. On Rivals they have me as an athlete but all my film is as a running back. But I will play anywhere somebody wants me to play at."

Curtis was hampered by a high ankle sprain and was limited to only five games but still rushed for 1,036 yards and 20 touchdowns for Adairsville High School.

Curtis has since transferred to Gordon Central and has seen his recruitment pick up since the move.

"Recruiting has been going real well for me ever since I transferred to my new school," Curtis said. "My coaches have been getting my films out there to the colleges. The colleges have been getting back with my coach because they liked what they saw on film."

Curtis mentioned that he is hearing from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Western Kentucky.

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