Jessel Curry, a 6-2, 215-pound linebacker and fullback, is one of the key returning players for the Wolves, who posted a 15-0 record last year on the way to winning a Class AA state title.
"I have no preference on which position I would play in college," says the fullback and linebacker. "I guess if I had to pick one, I would pick linebacker."
The son of former University of North Carolina star and Atlanta Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry says his dad always has good advice for him when it comes to football. "Absolutely, he does," the rising high school senior says. "He is always positive."
Commenting on the colleges he is interested in, Curry says, "West Virginia, Auburn, South Florida, Louisville and Wake Forest. Those are the teams I am talking with." He notes that all of those colleges have offered him scholarships.
Asked what he is looking for in the college he will choose, Curry says, "Great academics and good football."
He already has a good idea of what he wants to study as a college student. "I want to be an nurse anesthesiologist, which is basically an anesthesiologist ," he points out. "It is in the medical field and those people are always going to be in demand."
Curry has participated in football for much of his life. "I have played since our family moved to Georgia when I was in about the sixth grade," he recalls.
A prospect with excellent speed, he says that he has run the 100 meters in around 10.8 to 10.9 and has a best clocking of 4.39 in the 40.
"I normally play sam (strongside linebacker) because I am so fast," he says. "I am playing mike (middle) since we don't have any other mikes. I am 6-2, 215 pounds. My dad is 6-4 so I could grow a couple more inches."
Curry adds, "I am just going to keep on lifting and eating and should gain weight and get bigger doing that."
The Buford High player says he isn't planning on going to any summer football camps. Instead, he will work out at home getting ready for his senior season. He predicts that the Buford Wolves will be strong again in 2009. "We aren't rebuilding, we aren't reloading--just like last year."