Curry A Prospect to Watch for 2012 Class

Enterprise High School junior running back Willie Curry is off to a strong start this season.

Enterprise, Ala.--A strong and compact runner with good instincts for finding the soft spots in a defense, running back Willie Curry has the potential to develop into one of the better football prospects in the state of Alabama for the 2012 signee class.

A player who moved into the starting lineup early in his sophomore season, he showed his skills when he broke a school single game rushing yardage record with 276 yards vs. Smiths Station.

Curry is off to a strong start as a junior for the Enterprise High School Wildcats. His team was unbeaten and ranked No. 7 in Class 6A before falling on the road to No. 5 Auburn High School 57-44 in a wild game last week.

"So far things have been clicking other than losing that game on Friday night, but we have a lot more ball games to play," Curry tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

The running back did his share to help Enterprise vs. Auburn High. He stunned the crowd at Duck Samford Stadium by racing 80 yards through the AHS defense on the first play of the game. By halftime he had doubled his rushing total as Enterprise took a 31-21 lead at intermission before the home team made a big comeback.

Standing five-foot-eight and weighing 180 pounds, Curry says his best 40-yard dash time is 4.5 seconds, but says he plans to improve it. "I am still working on that," he says.

Prior to his junior season he attended just one football camp. "I was invited to attend one of the Auburn camps and I did that," he says. "I didn't have time to go to any other camps because I was in Washington, D.C., over the summer for a leadership conference." Curry, who says he is a straight "A" student, notes he was representing Enterprise High at the event.

Like other students at EHS, he recently moved into a new facility to replace the old school that was destroyed by a major tornado on March 1, 2007. "We have a new school and a new football stadium so everybody is excited about that," he says.

An athlete who also competes in the sprints on his school track team, Curry has stuck exclusively to offense this season. "We have a package where I play defense, but we haven't used it this year," he says.

Curry, who visited Tuscaloosa last Saturday to check out the Alabama vs. Penn State game, says he is interested in playing college football in the SEC. "I just went to a Bama game and it was pretty good," he says.

Asked who his early favorite is, he says, "I like Rocky Top--Tennessee." He notes that has family in that state and he grew up liking former UT head coach Phillip Fulmer and still follows the program even he says Fulmer's replacement, Lane Kiffin, "messed things up" before leaving for Southern Cal and being replaced by new head coach Derek Dooley.

"I am open-minded to everybody," Curry adds. "I am interested in every SEC school."

A player who will turn 17 in on Sept. 29th, he says that he is still improving. "I think my reads and my cuts are getting better," he says. "I am looking to get bigger, faster and stronger and I think I will even though I might not get much taller."

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