Bartram senior Mahmud Dioubate is one of the best quarterbacks in the state and has been a dual-threat nightmare for opponents since last season.
Through seven games this year, the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder has 1,341 yards and 21 touchdowns passing and 774 yards and eight tallies rushing. He also has the Braves undefeated (7-0, 4-0), and has drawn interest from Temple and Rutgers, among others.
As a junior, Dioubate became just the second player in city history to rush and throw for more than 1,000 yards. He was also named Co-Player of the Year in the Public League alongside Imhotep junior Isheem Young as part of the Daily News All-City Team.
West Catholic’s Curtis Drake pioneered the 1,000-yard achievement in 2008. Last year, Dioubate coupled 1,856 passing yards and 19 touchdowns with 1,284 rushing yards and 20 ground tallies. He also led the Braves to the Public League National Division championship. And although Bartram lost to Imhotep, Dioubate led the team to its first appearance in a Pub title game since 1987.