Football is a family activity for UGA’s first commit for its 2012 recruiting class, CJ Curry.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound wide receiver is the son of veteran high school coach Felix Curry, who recently accepted a job as an assistant at Flowery Branch High School and moved his family there. The elder Curry played football as a free safety at Mars Hill College (N.C.), where his wife Trina also played college volleyball.
CJ’s younger brother is one of the state’s top prospects for 2013. Darius Curry (6-1, 180) is a rising junior cornerback at Flowery Branch and already has early football offers from Tennessee, Oklahoma State and N.C. State.
With Darius at DB and CJ at WR, it makes for some interesting games of backyard football.
“They go at it like dogs,” the father told the AJC. “Darius is a lockdown corner and loves to press in man [coverage]. CJ loves being pressed. That’s what probably contributes to both being better — CJ going against a good corner all the time, and Darius going against a good wide receiver.”
And there’s one more Curry projected to attract attention from college scouts down the road. Justin Curry is a rising freshman who plays running back and safety. He’s 5-7 and 165 pounds. “He’s not as tall as us [either of his two older brothers] going into the ninth grade, but he’s stronger and pretty fast,” CJ said.
OTHER RECRUITING NOTES
On Thursday, there was some spirited debate on the message board (click here to read it) about the optimal height of a college prospect at cornerback. Carrollton High School’s Jonathan Jones aka “Georgia’s fastest football recruit” is 5-10 1/2, according to his coach. The state of Georgia has a strong national reputation for producing talented DB prospects, and this year’s crop is another stellar one. Here are the sizes of some of Georgia’s other elite 2012 defensive backs (both cornerbacks and safeties because some may play either), courtesy of Kipp Adams of UGASports/Rivals.com (click here for his complete list from May):
* – denotes may play safety in college
Finally, some sad news out of the recruiting world on Thursday: The mother of Henry County High School defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson passed away. Dalvin is one of the state’s top prospects for this season.
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog Got a recruiting item? firstname.lastname@example.org
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