Two members of UGA’s 2012 recruiting class have transferred to another high school for their senior year of football.
WR CJ Curry has transferred from North Hall High School to Flowery Branch, while Florida kicker Marshall Morgan switched schools in the Miami area.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Curry has looked like maybe the best wide receiver in the state this summer, helping Flowery Branch win at least two passing league tournaments. It will be the fourth school in four years for Curry but there’s a good reason for the moves — he played football where his father accepted a job as an assistant football coach. As a freshman, CJ played for his father at Greater Atlanta Christian; as a sophomore, CJ returned to the public school near his home and played for Loganville (while his father remained at GAC); as a junior, CJ played for his father at North Hall; as a senior, CJ will be playing for his father again at Flowery Branch.
CJ’s younger brother, DB Darius Curry, will be a rising junior at Flowery Branch and has early scholarship offers from Tennessee, N.C. State and Oklahoma State, among others.
“I coach, and lot of times, coaching is like the military — you’re here one day and gone the next,” CJ’s father, Felix Curry, told the AJC. “Flowery Branch seemed to be a good fit for my family, so we jumped on it.”
CJ was UGA’s first commit for 2012, and has remained loyal to the Bulldogs, despite the continued recruiting efforts of Auburn, South Carolina, Stanford, Oklahoma State and North Carolina.
“I know it’s part of recruiting for other schools to stay in contact after you commit, and it’s flattering,” CJ said. “But I’m going to Georgia. I want to represent my home state.”
Back to Marshall Morgan: He and at least four of his teammates decided to transfer from Archbishop McCarthy after his coach stepped down, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
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