Darius Curry: Oklahoma State edges Georgia Tech for 3-star DB

DB Darius Curry (AJC)

DB Darius Curry (AJC)

Darius Curry, one of Georgia’s top defensive backs, will be following in his brother’s footsteps to play at Oklahoma State.

On further thought, Curry says that’s not the case.

The defensive back from Flowery Branch High School picked Oklahoma State over Georgia Tech, while also considering South Carolina, Auburn and Tennessee.  His older brother, WR CJ Curry, signed with Oklahoma State last February after de-committing from UGA.

“I didn’t really follow my brother; but now that I’m committed to Oklahoma State, I’d say that’s a plus,” Darius told the AJC. “Before, when I wasn’t committed, I didn’t want to base my decision on CJ. Just because a college was a good fit for him, it didn’t mean it would be for me.

“I’m not just going to go to a place just because my brother is there. But now that I’m committed to Oklahoma State, I’m going to say, yeah, it’s pretty cool that he signed there.”

Georgia Tech was the runner-up over several SEC schools for the 6-foot, 190-pound Curry who is ranked as a 3-star and the No. 31 overall prospect out of Georgia. “I really liked Georgia Tech and their coaches,” Curry said. “I just felt a better connection with Oklahoma State, that’s all.”

Oklahoma State was Curry’s longtime leader, and he felt like Monday was the right time to make a public commitment. “It was already on my mind, and Oklahoma State has been my leader for the longest time. I’ve always liked them. I just couldn’t wait any longer. I wanted to make it official. They have a great coaching staff, the atmosphere is great. I can’t ask for much more. It was pretty much a no-brainer. I pretty much love it there.”

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46 comments Add your comment

zgoldatl

July 9th, 2012
2:56 pm

Best wishes to the young man

Dad

July 9th, 2012
2:58 pm

Congrats to a great student athlete

GT Alum

July 9th, 2012
2:59 pm

Sounds like he was leaning hard to OK St all along. While he says his brother being there didn’t factor in his decision, it had to at least add some comfort level. Sounds like a guy who would’ve been a nice add, but losing him isn’t a major blow.

Dorothy Mantooth

July 9th, 2012
3:02 pm

It must have been the strong academics at Okie State.

Buzz Belle

July 9th, 2012
3:02 pm

Wish him all the best!

Teacher

July 9th, 2012
3:02 pm

What is his GPA and what does he plan to major in?

nothing wrong

July 9th, 2012
3:03 pm

Nothing wrong with following your sibling, bro.

At least you know that you have one person there that has your best interest at heart.

Congrats.

(Hate you didn’t stay home; but that’s a Tech issue though)

rduck

July 9th, 2012
3:10 pm

Hate that he won’t be coming to the Flats but I hope he has a great career at OSU…

captaindave

July 9th, 2012
3:10 pm

Anybody else read the 06 July Wall Street Journal article on T. Boone Pickens and the Oklahoma State athletic program? To summarize: the program is broke after receiving, and squandering, the $165M gift from TBP. The “investment” decisions they made are beyond belief.

juvenal

July 9th, 2012
3:11 pm

I’ve run into their fans a couple of times at basketball tournies, nice folks-don’t like orange, myself…..best wishes……

realist

July 9th, 2012
3:23 pm

Always a bridesmaid…

GT = 10 time loser to Mark Richt

July 9th, 2012
3:24 pm

And Tech whiffs on another one.

Hugo

July 9th, 2012
3:26 pm

Congrats to you and your brother. Knew that you all would be successful. Continued success in your future endeavors from the South Ga. connection. Bainbridge.

HighTech

July 9th, 2012
3:31 pm

Some kids want to go away to school. Tech may have lost this one. UGA lost his brother. Nothing is final until signing day.

A person SMART enough to know......

July 9th, 2012
3:32 pm

I hope he likes Stillwater.
Stillwater (Pawnee: Kiicawiʾuusiʾit, Kstiíriwara [4]) is a city in north-central Oklahoma at the intersection of U.S. 177 and State Highway 51. It is the county seat of Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 45,688.[1] Stillwater is the principal city of the Stillwater Micropolitan Statistical Area which had a population of 77,350 according to the 2010 census.

Boone Pickens Stadium is now a state-of-the-art facility that not only provides Oklahoma State football with a unique game-day environment and a roaring home-field advantage, but also with unrivaled facilities for daily operations located in incredibly convenient proximities.

Year Opened 1913
Capacity 60,218
Largest Crowd 58,895 (2011)
Surface Football Pro
Suites 99

The stadium holds almost the whole town and the people without tickets to the game are working at the or are the cops.

Good luck young man. That is a long way for your parents to go to see you and your brother play.

Jacket Man

July 9th, 2012
3:35 pm

Wish him the very best. I know it will certainly be easier for his family to watch both sons play together on Satuday if they’re on the same team so that’s an added bonus.

UGA = 2X SEC CHAMP IN 30 YEARS

July 9th, 2012
3:52 pm

Let me guess, UGA didn;t want him…right?

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
3:53 pm

Congratulations:

Sorry that you are 2 inches to tall to be a UGA defensive back.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

July 9th, 2012
3:54 pm

Gundy…I’m a Man I’m 40….classic for a lifetime….

D Money

July 9th, 2012
4:00 pm

At least he’ll be less likely to get robbed going to class.

www

July 9th, 2012
4:10 pm

can’t blame the guy for wanting to play on the same team as his brother.

gotta love the uga trolls out in full force today. how’s caleb king doing in athens? i mean wayshaun ealey? i mean isaiah crowell?

GSUStud

July 9th, 2012
5:01 pm

It is still funny to read that any 2 star recruit (or higher) would want to play for Ga Tech. Any recruit that has higher ambitions should look at schools known for football. Again, most people outside of the south have not even heard of Ga Tech and those that have certainly don’t know they have a football team and don’t care about football anyway.

A person SMART enough to know......

July 9th, 2012
5:08 pm

GSUStud………….you are such an IDIOT. You don’t know a thing about TECH.
Considering that only around 2% of college players ever play in the NFL the Higher Aspirations he should be seeking is a Good Degree.
WHO has heard of GSU?
if NOBODY outside of the south has heard of Tech how does this happen?

Students are not imagining it if they think it’s harder to get in to Georgia Tech.
Those admitted for next fall boast an average 3.9 GPA and a 1430 out of 1600 on the math and verbal SAT. By high school graduation these students would have taken an average of eight college-level courses, such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate.
About 14,700 students applied for one of the 2,400 spots for fall or the 250 spots for this summer. The admitted class represents 86 countries and 49 states. No one from Wyoming was admitted.

ToeMeetsLeather

July 9th, 2012
5:10 pm

GSUturd, you are a sad little man.

Good luck kid. I hope it works out at OSU. Can’t imagine passing on a TECH degree, but that’s just me.

www

July 9th, 2012
5:16 pm

“It is still funny to read that any 2 star recruit (or higher) would want to play for Ga Tech. Any recruit that has higher ambitions should look at schools known for football. Again, most people outside of the south have not even heard of Ga Tech and those that have certainly don’t know they have a football team and don’t care about football anyway.”

hahahaha.

wow. it probably doesn’t need to be said but for the benefit of some – georgia tech’s reputation is nationwide. and worldwide.

not as a football factory churning out felons and poor readers, of course. football is only part of georgia tech’s rep but it’s certainly there. that’s what makes it unique – a great education AND good football with a chance to win titles.

that’s actually pretty funny coming from a georgia state fan when everyone outside of 285 thinks of georgia southern when they hear gsu. nice try, gsu troll.

ignition

July 9th, 2012
5:23 pm

GSU you do your school a disservice with such a stupid comment..

B.T.

July 9th, 2012
5:37 pm

Captiandave, The OSU athletic deparment is far from broke. The initial donation from Boone Pickens was in a hedge fund and grew much larger. The economy crashed and the value of the fund went way down so the gains were largely undone. They did not squander the donation itself. The IPF is also well under construction across the street from the staduim so you would assume a broke program would not be in that position. The fact is the OSU athletic department is in better shape than it’s ever been.

Tampa Gator

July 9th, 2012
5:45 pm

…….you think Tech will be able to field a team in a couple of years? Just joking.

GSUStud's boyfriend

July 9th, 2012
5:58 pm

Please turn off the computer and come to bed Dud…..ooops, I mean Stud….

DP

July 9th, 2012
6:07 pm

Peddle the OSU party line propaganda somewhere else B.T. The gains from Pickens’ hedge fund were more than “largely undone” in the market crashed. The value went far below the initial contribution before the investment was liquidated. And then OSU blew $33 million in a bizarre “investment” scheme that had them betting against an insurance company that large contributors would die faster than the insurance company thought they would. When none of them died in 2 years, OSU tried to get its money back for those premiums and a judge ruled they not only were out the premiums but had to pay the legal costs of the insurance company.

The OSU athletic department endowment has more liabilities than assets, which is certainly a definition of broke, and Boone Pickens is kicking in $3 million per quarter to meet athletic department obligations they otherwise couldn’t meet.

The blame it all on the stock market and economic crash was OSU’s attempt at spin, as revealed in internal emails that came out during the trial.

J Paul

July 9th, 2012
6:09 pm

Big 4 Accounting firms would much rather hire a UGA grad than a Tech grad. Sorry we put you to shame in the most renowned sector of all business majors. Enjoy digging your ditches bros

captaindave

July 9th, 2012
6:10 pm

B.T.

Sorry but you are incorrect. The $165M was invested in the hedge fund that lost 68% of its value after going up to nearly $400M in value. OSU cashed out at $125M. Since the $165M was collateral for a loan to modernize the stadium, they violated the loan terms and TBP had to loan them more to meet the loan terms, then he had to loan them even more on top of that to meet regular debt payments.

Read the WSJ article for details. They include another scheme to take out life insurance policies on the oldest alumni. They paid out $30M+ in life insurance premiums but no one died and they collected nothing. They had to discontinue premium payments when the hedge fund crashed.

The OSU athletic department now has more obligations than assets. I told you it was hard to believe!

GSUStud

July 9th, 2012
7:18 pm

I could go for some DP if you know what I mean ;)

GSUStud's boyfriend

July 9th, 2012
7:54 pm

well call heady lamar and we’ll tag team him!!!!

A person SMART enough to know......

July 9th, 2012
8:14 pm

kingdaddy

July 9th, 2012
8:38 pm

Another Rocket Scientist, it’s just a couincidence that me and my brother decided to go to Okie St. I’m not going just because my brothers there, lol…Kid couldn’t tell the truth if his life depended on it…

BLT

July 9th, 2012
9:27 pm

Good Luck Darius!

BLT

July 9th, 2012
9:32 pm

@GSUStud, I realize you are a dwag but please come up with something funny. Tech is well known for football. Google it!

A person SMART enough to know .....

July 9th, 2012
10:03 pm

***Update*** so, I did some checking around with my sources, and apparenty Ga.Tech cooled on Curry due to grades. No wonder he chose Okie St.

Michael, can you confirm?

Stumpknocker

July 9th, 2012
11:51 pm

@GSUDud: looks like with the lack of success your esteemed program is having, your gonna have to start plucking strays off the street corner for the 2013 class.

Crimson Crush

July 10th, 2012
5:38 am

Who needs confirmation on that SMART ? Everyone knows the Tech Party Line … if the Jackets miss on a kid … it is ALWAYS because of grades … even if he ends eventually ends up at Stanford … ;-)

bitter troll

July 10th, 2012
5:45 am

continue flipping burgers dumb—hahahahahaha

Frankly

July 10th, 2012
7:15 am

Congratulations on you decision Darius. Personally I would have liked for you to stay in state (even if you were looking at the wrong school) but you must decide on what you feel is best for you, good luck in the future.

St. Richt

July 10th, 2012
11:15 am

Good luck to the kid. Really believe that Okie State’s program is going to go downhill over the next few years.. But more power to him.

Nick Saban giggles at the dawwwgs

July 10th, 2012
1:17 pm

Remember that time a few years ago when OK STATE beat the Dawwwgs ????

Gosh that was funny.

J Paul

July 10th, 2012
1:22 pm

Almost as funny as that time a few years ago Louisiana Monroe beat bama??? That wasn’t even funny, just sad