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New Recruit: C.J. Curry

C.J. Curry told his dad last year, ” I don’t think I need to go to through the whole process. I know I want to go to Georgia.”

Well things changed on Wednesday night when he called Mark Richt and told him he would be attending college in north-central Oklahoma.

According to this great piece by Michael Carvell after visiting Stillwater and seeing OSU’s facilities Curry told his dad, “I loved it, Oklahoma State is where I want to be.”

His dad is apparently a big Mark Richt (and Georgia) guy but told him he was his own man and could make his own decisions.

As for his on the field play, Curry will be at his fourth high school in four years this fall. But not in a Darius Miles kind of way. His dad coaches and has moved around a lot and Curry has been in and out of various private and public schools throughout his career.

Here are his recruiting rankings:

ESPN – 3 stars
Rivals – 4 stars
247 – 4 stars
Scout – 3 stars

And from the looks of his video, he’s going to factor in very early on.

My favorite part is the 2:30 mark and thinking about what’s going through that poor white CB’s head. I know I shouldn’t say this but he reminds me a lot of Dez in this video.

Plus he has a brother who might be even better.

Not to go all hyperbolic on this or anything but it seems like this is the first time “the facilities”, as we like to call them, have really meant something in the way of recruiting against another school. Sure, they have been important to other recruits but this might be the first tangible evidence we have of someone basically saying, “meh, I’ll pass on one of the most storied, prestigious schools in the country to travel halfway across the nation and play for this guy with spiky hair who likes to run the score up.”

That’s big time.

CJ Curry from Kipp Adams on Vimeo.

  • bMyles

    Can Darius, who runs a 4.7, really be a potential 4-Star cornerback?? Interesting.

    Sweet stuff. CJ looks sick.

    • ryan

      The block he lays on that poor kid at the 6:10 mark is phenomenal, maybe unnecessary but amazing nonetheless.

      • http://natethiry.wordpress.com @natethiry

        That one, and the one before it were money. The 6:10 block did seem to collectively slow down the pursuit, but he might’ve gotten away anyways. I just like that he doesn’t sit there and watch his man get chased down. He goes and involves himself in the play. Most receivers become spectators after the ball is thrown to someone else.

    • http://natethiry.wordpress.com @natethiry

      “Potential” is key. I knew guys in high school that ran 4.7 sophomore times, and got it down to the lower 4.5s and into the 4.4s by the time they were seniors.

  • http://natethiry.wordpress.com @natethiry

    I gotta say, my favorite was the 5:00 mark where the play breaks down & he finds space to bail out his QB. A lot of guys would keep running that route across the field, but he comes back. Nice. I’m excited.

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  • BlckSwrm

    Gentlemen, I live in the town where CJ is playing. Let me tell you. High School football in GA is a major deal and CJ Curry is lighting it up this year. Ok St is getting a Great player. His highlight reel this year is phenomenal and his team is currently undefeated with a couple weeks left until playoffs. Search video highlights of his QB, Canler Coker and Flowery Branch High for more results.

  • Sean

    UGA won’t miss this clown. However, it still makes me feel warm inside knowing that the SEC will continue its absolute dominance while he watches from afar at OSU. His OSU unthinkable decision will definitely be followed by regret. He made his bed, and he will now get his @ss kicked in it.