Vanderbilt, Vols like S.C. Quarterback

2010 quarterback prospect, Stephen Curtis, from Sumter High School (Sumter, S.C.) lit up the state of South Carolina last fall, passing for over 2,400 yards and 25 touchdowns though the air. As a result, he has caught the attention of several major college programs early on, including your very own, Vanderbilt Commodores.

Meet, Stephen Curtis, a 6-3, 220 pound quarterback prospect from out of Sumter high school. Curtis will be back in uniform once again this fall for his final season with the Gamecocks, and the residents of Sumter, SC are simply anticipating his arrival. And to be frank, who can blame them, especially after witnessing this young man did on the playing field last year.

"I had a pretty good season last year," said the gifted quarterback prospect. "I think I threw for like 2,400 yards and 25 touchdowns; I only threw seven interceptions. I also ran for 450 yards and had 11 touchdowns."

"My best game last season was against Spring Valley," Curtis continued. "I threw for 360 and five touchdowns. I also broke two school records."

Due to Stephen's emergence on the field in '08, a number of programs have been expressing interest in the rising senior early on. But the Sumter native informed us that two particular SEC programs have been coming on to him pretty strong, and Vanderbilt just happens to be one of them.

"Coach Cain from Vanderbilt wrote me a letter stating how much he liked my film, and that he wanted me to give him a call," Curtis said. "When I called him up, we talked for a good while on the phone. Since then, he's been sending me handwritten letters about twice a week. I've been staying in touch with him by phone."

Tennessee happens to be the other SEC program that has been heavily pursuing the gifted 2010 prospect, respectively…

"Coach Reeves came by the school the other day," Curtis said. "He mentioned that they were going to sign two or maybe three quarterbacks this year. He also said that they have 10 people that they are interested in across the nation, and that I am one of them.

"I have a real good relationship with him because he was actually at South Carolina before he went to Tennessee," Curtis continued. "So we are pretty close. He told me to come out to their summer camp, and they'd let me know whether they are going to offer me or not."

Stephen currently has one scholarship offer on the table from Furman University, respectively. But you can expect for that number to increase once he takes his skill set on the road to the '09 camp circuit this summer. The South Carolina native informed VandyMania.com that he will be spending some time in the state of Tennessee, camping with the Vols and the ‘Dores. He also plans to camp with several other SEC programs and a host of ACC programs.

Stay tuned with VandyMania.com for much more on this highly-talented prospect from out of Sumter, S.C.

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