Curry Goes Into Overtime at Big Cat Weekend

Football prospect Jessel Curry talks about his visit to check out Auburn at Big Cat Weekend.

Buford, Ga.--Jessel Curry says he enjoyed his Saturday trip to Auburn's Big Cat Weekend so much that he decided one day wasn't enough.

"I decided to stick around and stay the night and hang out with the players," the 2010 linebacker prospect from Buford High School says.

He says he spent time with other recruits who were in Auburn like Khairi Fortt from Connecticut and Lache Seastrunk from Texas on Saturday night after spending the morning and afternoon at the Big Cat Weekend activities on campus that attracted a group of highly-regarded prospects to the Auburn campus.

Curry says he came to Auburn with interest in the Tigers, but left feeling "absolutely better" about Coach Gene Chizik's program.

"They blew me out of the water with my expectations," the 6-2, 215 Curry says. "I didn't expect as much as what they gave."

Curry says he was impressed with the coaches, players and fans he met in Auburn. He notes that he got a kick out of hanging out at Toomer's Corner with several hundred people in downtown on Saturday night. "When they rolled the corner it was just a rumor started that we were going to be there," he says. "It wasn't planned at all. It was just that they are coming so let's roll it."

The son of former NFL linebacker Buddy Curry has been a standout at Buford since his sophomore year. A two-way player, who also lines up at fullback, he says most colleges are recruiting him as a linebacker, including Auburn. "Wake Forest is the only one that has offered me on offense," he says.

Curry says he hopes to have a decision made on his college choice before the start of his senior season and he notes that Auburn and West Virginia are his favorites. "If I don't feel 100 percent about Auburn or West Virginia, I will take my official visits," he says.

Commenting on his weekend in Auburn, Curry says, "It was a great trip. I really enjoyed it and it was a lot different than the others I have been on. We had meetings, we had a cookout, played games. We had eating contests, which disgusted me--I gagged. We played games like ping pong, X-Box.

"I met every coach and got to know them a lot better," he adds. "I definitely enjoyed it. It definitely helps to spend time with people you could be with for four years and be able to interact with them in games and see what they are like. That is very special."

Jessel Curry joins in the action on Saturday night at Toomer's Corner. Curry says that he plans to take several other trips to college campuses this summer. "I am going to visit Wake Forest and Virginia Tech and try to get in as many colleges as I can so I can see everything I can possibly see," he points out. "I am not going to camps. I am just going to visit."

Curry adds that he is looking forward to returning to Auburn this fall. "I enjoyed going to Toomer's Corner. It was different. I have never been to Auburn for a game or anything like that. On my official visit I am going to come in for a big game and if Auburn wins I am going to be at Toomer's Corner to see it."

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