NSD 2013: Brandon Porter

NSD 2013:  Brandon Porter

San Diego State "officially" secured the future services of John Curtis Christian athlete Brandon Porter yesterday, and FOXSportsNEXT.com spoke with Porter shortly after he put the pen to paper...

Brandon Porter sported a wide smile yesterday afternoon after signing with San Diego State.

"It feels great - officially done and signed," he said. "Now I'm an Aztec and can't wait to get out there.

"Since my official visit, I've been mainly talking with the coaches about where I'm going to fit in. The coaches are happy with me and real with me. They say I'm going to have to go out there and compete for playing time, unlike a lot of recruiters who just say you're guaranteed a spot right away."

Porter was pleased with the staff's honesty.

"Most coaches say you're guaranteed to come in as a true freshman and have a spot waiting for you," he said. "It feels good for San Diego State's coaches to keep it real and be honest about competing for playing time, because a lot of other coaches don't do that."

Porter described an in-home visit from SDSU secondary coaches Tony White (corners) and Danny Gonzales (safeties).

"They had never had king cake (Mardi Gras traditional dessert/snack) or seen some of the meals my mama fixed," laughed Porter. "The coaches seemed to enjoy it and really like my family."

Porter's "freshman year plan" includes substantial playing time, in addition to locking up an early starting position.

"I want to go out there and start," he said. "Give it my heart and bring the attitude I developed at John Curtis."

Porter committed to the Aztecs shortly after taking a late summer trip to check out the campus.

He returned to SDSU a few weeks ago on an official visit that evidently erased any lingering doubts concerning his college choice.

John Curtis went 14-0 for the second straight year in 2012. The Patriots were crowned national champion by Scott Kennedy, Director of Scouting for this network.

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