Tulane offered last night (Friday).
"(Curtis teammate) Brandon Godfrey had been talking with the Tulane coaches about me," began Badie. "He was telling them how much I like Tulane.
"The Tulane coaches had a meeting where they voted on whether to offer me, and everyone raised their hand. All the coaches love me."
Is the Green Wave still Badie's leader? Is he thinking about making a dual-commitment along with Godfrey, an offensive lineman who also holds a Tulane offer?
"Oh, yes," replied Badie when asked if Tulane was still his favorite. "I can see myself possibly committing soon, but for now I'm going to wait and see what else happens with more schools."
Badie said he and Godfrey have not discussed the possibility of a joint commitment to Tulane, but there's more talk about the Green Wave around the Curtis campus.
"(Curtis LB) Duke Riley's dad said all of us in our little group at school should go play together at Tulane," said Badie.
Cincinnati continues to show steady interest.
"They really, really like me," said Badie of the Bearcats. "Their coach that is recruiting me said the running backs coach will offer me soon. Cincinnati is talking to me the most and longest out of all the schools.
"Memphis has been sending a whole bunch of new stuff, too."
Curtis kicks off spring practice on Monday.
"Everybody is really ready," said Badie, who paced the Patriots in rushing last fall with well over 1,000 yards.
On Thursday, Curtis captured its third straight outdoor state track and field championship.
"We did better than I thought we would," said Badie, who qualified in multiple events, including the 100-meter dash and a couple of relays.
"We finished sixth in the 4 X 200. Everything was going bad on the relays. I hurt my hamstring during the 4 X 200, but I tried to push through at the end (he was the anchor) to help us get points. I finished fifth in the 100, but I wasn't able to compete in the 4 X 100 (due to the hamstring)."