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VandyMania Interview: Curtis Gatewood

Curtis Gatewood (VandyMania / B. Wiseman)

At the end of his sophomore year of high school, Curtis Gatewood had a choice to make-- the talented athlete from Memphis-White Station gave up football to concentrate on basketball. Two years later, he is about to begin a four-year commitment to Vanderbilt-- on a football scholarship. Gatewood talks about his odyssey that ultimately led him back to the gridiron.

VandyMania: When Vanderbilt recruited you, did they tell you a certain position you were being recruited for? Curtis: They recruited me as an outside linebacker-- either Sam (strongside) or Will (weakside). VM: I understand you didn't play football at all your junior year. There's got to be a good story there. Curtis: Well, I was really chasing the "hoop dream." I always wanted to be like...

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