Shawn Curtis discusses Army

Shawn Curtis was the standout player last year at Ronald Reagan-Doral Senior High School in Miami-Dade County. The 6-foot-3, 267-pound defensive lineman/outside linebacker made 131 tackles in just ten games attracting an early offer from Illinois mid-season. He was subsequently offered by Army in the spring. Curtis spoke with ArmySports.com on how his recruiting is going.

"It was May when the d-line coach, Coach McCartney [from Army] offered me," Curtis said. "He said that I'm a very versatile player, explosive, and fast for my size. He thought that I could either play with my hand on the ground or standing up and do both well.

"It's exciting to receive any offer. With Army I was especially excited. I'm not sure what to expect, but I'm eager to learn more. It's something I'm definitely considering. The military wasn't something I was thinking about before the offer, but now it is."

Curtis became at starter for Bison football at Reagan-Doral at the end of his freshman season. He says he's received 11 D-1 offers from FBS and FCS programs including Illinois, Army, and UAB. As for now, he says he's keeping his options open.

"I'm still pretty open with recruiting," he said. "I was recently on an unofficial visit to FIU. I'm looking for a good D-1 program with good academics and athletics. I'm definitely thinking about going out of state [for college]. I think I'd actually prefer it."

Reagan-Doral was just a 4-6 team in 2013 in a tough Florida 8A district. Curtis vows, however, that the Bison will be much improved in the coming season.

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