Hanberry Headed to SMU Camp This Weekend

Hanberry Headed to SMU Camp This Weekend

John Curtis Christian is mostly known for its conservative veer option attack on offense, but the Patriots have a deep threat at wide receiver in the form of Josh Hanberry. PonyStampede.com caught up with Hanberry Wednesday afternoon to find out what's happening with the fleet-footed senior-to-be.

John Curtis Christian is mostly known for its conservative veer option attack on offense, but the Patriots have a deep threat at wide receiver in the form of Josh Hanberry. PonyStampede.com caught up with Hanberry Wednesday afternoon to find out what's happening with the fleet-footed senior-to-be.

"I have a couple of hours before our baseball game tonight," said Hanberry, who excels in multiple sports for Curtis. "I'm in a summer league with the other returning players. The seniors have graduated, so this gives us a chance to play together this summer. Tonight we play Higgins and then I'm in a tournament Saturday in Baton Rouge. After my game Saturday, my dad and I are leaving for the SMU camp.

"I'm excited about the camp. It just kind of popped up to where we were able to make plans and go to it. I'm going to work my hardest and hopefully show the coaches what I can do. It's a good opportunity for me to show them my speed and how I can fit in with their style of offense. I'm not sure that they know how fast I am yet."

Hanberry, who currently holds an offer from Army, took second place in the 100 meters at the state track meet a few weeks ago - and he used that blazing speed in Curtis' spring scrimmage versus Brother Martin.

"I had four receptions and two touchdowns in that scrimmage," Hanberry said. "I had one TD on a long post that went about 50 yards. The other score came on a long fade that covered 55-to-60 yards. It was nice to catch a few balls for TDs and make plays. That's what I like to do.

"It comes easier after working for years in practice against Jonathan McKnight (Arizona CB), P.J. Smith (Nebraska S), Robby Green (Alabama S), Alex Lauricella (Tulane S/CB), and Brandon Porter (Army CB)."

In Curtis' annual Blue/White scrimmage last weekend, Hanberry scored the only touchdown for the Blue squad.

"The defense on both sides did really well," said Hanberry in regard to the intrasquad scrimmage. "You usually think of running the football with Curtis, but two-of-three touchdowns in the scrimmage came on pass plays - and the other TD came on a quarterback scramble. The defenses were stuffing the veer, but I was able to score on a 45-yard fade route."

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