Culture changer

ATH Brandon Porter

Safety/running back Brandon Porter of John Curtis Christian in River Ridge (LA) called the San Diego State coaching staff yesterday to receive surprising news. He discusses the news, how the SDSU coaching staff found out about him, when he plans to visit, his winning attitude and much more!

Safety/running back Brandon Porter of John Curtis Christian in River Ridge (LA) called the San Diego State coaching staff yesterday to receive surprising news.

"He [SDSU assistant coach Tony White] said he saw me on Scout and saw my film," Porter said. "He talked to my coach and we got in contact. He said they like me and wanted to offer me."

"I was very excited. I had no idea it was coming."

Before calling the Aztecs, Porter did some investigating on the school he knew little about.

"I did my little research on them," Porter said. "Saw they had a nice facility and a nice football team. So I was excited. I was hoping it would be true, when I got that offer I was quite excited, looking forward to going there to visit already."

When would that official visit take place?

"Really soon," Porter said. "As soon as my parents can plan it, we will be out there."

On that visit, he's looking forward to check out the atmosphere, coaching staff and to see if he can fit in at SDSU.

San Diego State is recruiting the 6-foot-0 and 200-pound beast as an athlete.

"If somehow they get filled up with safeties then I can move to running back or vise versa," Porter said. "San Diego State offered me as an athlete. I would be going there to play at any position they need me at."

"I'm really comfortable with that," Porter said. "If they need to move me to safety or running back, know I can play both. I'm excited about that. Good to hear."

What stands out about the Aztecs?

"They have done quite well these past two years," Porter said. "Marshall Faulk came from there and he's visiting their school almost everyday, a lot of other players came from there. I heard they have a good education program so I'm looking forward to that too."

Most think Porter is currently being under recruited with his only offers coming from small programs such as North Texas and McNeese State. He is also receiving interest from LSU, Colorado and ULM.

The two-star target is looking to commit before the beginning of the high school season.

As for what a school needs for Porter to feel comfortable committing there?

"Good education program and somewhere for me to go out there and play," Porter said. "Where I can feel like I'm at home."

Last season for (14-0) John Curtis Christian, Louisiana State Champions, Porter was seen all over the field playing both safety spots, running back and a little bit at linebacker.

Porter feels running back is his "best and most fun position." His strengths are his quickness and versatility but knows he has much to work on.

"My strength in my legs to break more tackles and gain more yards after contact," Porter said.

As for safety he feels like he can offer a lot to a collegiate defense.

"I really like the ball being in my hands and as a safety I like being able to make plays and interceptions, big time moments," Porter said.

That being said he wants to work on running through his tackles and finishing them.

What type of expectations does Porter have for next season?

"Do what I can for my team and maybe win another championship," Porter said. "Just keep working hard and don't let up."

In his three seasons at John Curtis Christian, the football team is (39-3) overall. Porter expects to bring that winning attitude and much more with him to the college.

"My work ethic," Porter said. "Coming from a school that likes to win and doesn't like to lose, just to have that confidence around you, to be able to work towards what you want."

Those are words of a winner, someone who is looking to change the culture of a program.

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