ASU recruiting Louisiana running back

John Curtis Christian High School dominated Louisiana 2A football last season going 14-0 to win the state title. A big reason for their success was on the ground rushing as a team for over 4000 yards. Their leading rusher, Sherman Badie, is being pursued by Arkansas State, who are looking for a feature running back to add to this year's recruiting class.

John Curtis Christian High School dominated Louisiana 2A football last season going 14-0 to win the state title. A big reason for their success was on the ground rushing as a team for over 4000 yards. Their leading rusher, Sherman Badie, is being pursued by Arkansas State, who are looking for a feature running back to add to this year's recruiting class.

"Arkansas State offered me during the school year," said Sherman Badie. "They were in the building and came up to me and offered right in the hallway. I'm hoping to hear more from them, but it's been awhile since we talked. I'm still open now, but I'm about to begin setting up my official visits."

During the Patriots undefeated season in 2011, Bade carried the ball 87 times for 1239 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns. In seven of the school's 14 games, Badie went above the 100-yard mark. He's accumulated offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Minnesota, North Texas, Tulane, and McNeese State.

"This summer I went to camps at Tulane, LSU, North Texas, and ULL," he said. "I had a pretty good camp at LSU. I ran a 4.3 (40-yard dash). I'm still hoping for an LSU offer and I've been hearing from Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

"I want to go somewhere that I can start at running back as a true freshman. I'm going to go where God wants me to go and where my family wants me to go. I'm looking for a place where I feel at home with a good football team and a program in sports medicine."

Badie, 5-foot-11, 195-pounds, played strong safety as a sophomore then moved to running back as a junior and was named All-New Orleans Metro. He finished second in the state in the 55 meter dash to the fastest runner in the nation and also competed in the 100 meter dash and 4 by 100 relay. He reports a 3.17 GPA at the private school located in River Ridge. The Patriots play Franklinton on Friday, August 31st to begin their season then play Tampa powerhouse H.B. Plant in the All State Sugar Bowl Prep Classic on September 7th.