2007: Georgia Linebacker Loves Dawgs

Rennie Curran stands out on Friday Night's as the star linebacker for Georgia powerhouse Brookwood High School. He's also unique for a different reason however and that's his African heritage. His Liberian roots have served to keep this standout prospect with his feet squarely on the ground and his eye on the future.

"Were all about hard work. My Liberian heritage definitely makes a difference in just appreciating everything I have and where I come from," Rennie Curran said.

That hard work is most apparent when you talk to Curran in person. He's extremely well spoken, well mannered and highly intelligent. He's also 5 foot 11 of rock hard muscle and void of any noticeable body fat. Headed into his junior year of high school, Rennie has pushed his frame almost to the point of perfection for a player his age.

"I try to work out a lot and go 100% every time. I have about 7 personal trainers I go to and I work out at CES as well as some other places. I try to stay dedicated in the weight room."

When things didn't go as he had planned a few weeks back at the Army All-American Combine in San Antonio, Curran came home and rededicated himself to the weights even further. It paid off last Saturday as he left the Kennedy/CES Combine as arguably the top linebacker in attendance.

"After I got back from Texas and things didn't go as well as I wanted it too, I just tried to totally turn everything around. I got back in the weight room and worked hard and I think it was just that hard work and that self-motivation coming through on Saturday."

As the Bronco LB looks toward his final season in high school, he can't help but be left with a sour taste of last year when Brookwood was beat rather convincingly by Lowndes in the State Championship. Despite the result in that game, he remains optimistic.

"I was disappointed at the game because it was our worst game but looking back over the two previous years when we went one and done, it was a huge improvement, so we have a lot of things to look forward to. We saw a lot about what good leadership and bad leadership can do and I think we learned a lot from that."

His focus remains squarely on the success of BHS but recruiting attention comes along with being one of the best football players in the country and Rennie has already started to contemplate where he may want to continue his football career.

"Definitely Georgia, Auburn, Miami, Florida State and Texas. Georgia is definitely the leader."

Why have the home state Bulldogs jumped out to an advantage?

"I love the environment and the people, just everything about Georgia. I know Sean Bailey and his father. Mohamed Massaquoi is Liberian and so am I so we talk every once in a while. I love the campus and all of that. It's just a great place to be."

Before Curran can take his talents to the Dawgs or any of his other favorite colleges, he still has a little unfinished business in Snellville.

"Definitely our goal this year is to get back there, finish the deal and get that ring."

With a leader like Curran, who wouldn't like the Bronco's chances?

Stay tuned to Scout.com for full coverage of this standout linebacker all year long…

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