Orlando Olympia High offensive lineman Shawn Curtis, one of the top linemen in the state for the class of 2013, has decided to take his skills to Iowa State.
Curtis, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound left tackle, has been piling up offers since the spring and has nearly 20.
His official visits were to Iowa State, Syracuse, Mississippi State, Wake Forest and Virginia. As Olympia eighth-year head coach Bob Head says, he's been a rock on the Titans offensive line since his sophomore year.
"The thing about Shawn is he's such a hard worker," Head said. "He's probably one of the hardest workers we have ever had in our program. He's a tireless worker who is extra motivated to be the best player he can be.
"He's always doing extra work and that's what separates him from a lot of people."
The Olympia program has been consistently placing players at the NCAA Division I-A level recently. Last year, DT J.T. Hamilton signed with USF as did former Titan Corian Hamilton, J.T.'s cousin, the year before. Joining Corian in 2011 were DT Deon Green to South Carolina, and WRs Isiah Myers and Henry Eaddy to Washington State.
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