By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
Buford linebacker Jessel Curry, who weeks ago committed to West Virginia and then recanted, announced his commitment to Auburn today.
“I love the people,” Curry told AuburnSports.com. “Love the football that they play — big-time SEC. It’s just an amazing campus and amazing school.”
Curry, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound rising senior, changed his mind about West Virginia because “if I would have gone to West Virginia, my family would have had to drive a long way or flown to every game. I didn’t want to put that on them.”
He is the son of Buddy Curry, who played linebacker for the Falcons during an eight-year NFL career that stretched from 1980-87. But he sees another father figure in defensive coordinator Ted Roof, who was key to securing Curry once the Mountaineers were out of consideration.
“Coach Roof is going to be like my dad,” Curry said.