Dwyer's Curt Maggitt to announce college choice on outdoors show
Monday, August 16, 2010
by Jeff Greer
Dwyer blue-chip football recruit Curt Maggitt plans on announcing his college plans in an unusual way - on an outdoors sports show.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound defensive end will make his choice on Respect Outdoors, an outdoor sports show on the Sportsman Channel. The Maggitt episode will air on Dec. 26 at 12:30 p.m. and will include a 30-minute special about Maggitt that will show him hanging out with friends and family, shooting clay pigeons and fishing. Then, he'll choose his school.
"It's basically going to just show me being me, having fun," Maggitt said. "It's going to be fun."
The idea for the special came from the show's host and Maggitt's friend, Robert Arrington, who was wary of the same-old recruiting stories that focus solely on the football aspect of a prep prospect's life.
Arrington said he's filmed about 20 percent of the show. Among many other activities, Arrington wants to film Maggitt fishing with friends before they come back and host a cookout for teammates and coaches using the day's catches.
In short, Arrington wants to make Maggitt transparent and show his full potential as "not only a great football player, but a fantastic kid."
"We didn't think of this so that we could do something new," said Arrington, a Dwyer alum and close friend of Maggitt's older brother, Roosevelt, who plays at Iowa State. "We thought of it so we could tell his story. It just so happens that it's never been done before.
"It's going to impress and blow away a lot of people," said Arrington. "They'll see a side of Curt Maggitt that they never knew."
Maggitt has scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida, FSU, Miami and several others. He hasn't listed any favorites yet.