Curry talks visits

Jonathan Curry, three-star tight end from Central High School in Phenix City, Ala., is visiting several schools this week. He talked about unofficial visits already taken and names three schools to receive official visits.

"I visited Purdue today, and I am going to Vanderbilt tomorrow," said Jonathan Curry. "I visited Louisville on Tuesday. I am going to Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky on Saturday.

"I know sometime in July we have a family reunion in Florida. We are going to visit FAU and FIU. I plan on taking a trip to Wake Forest, Arkansas and Arkansas State. I don't know the time-frame on those trips. I will probably go to Memphis as well because they just offered."

Curry talked about his Wednesday trip to Purdue. The Boilermakers have made a significant impression on the tight end prospect.

"The visit to Purdue was great," said Curry. "I was very surprised and impressed. I am pretty interested in Purdue. They have the best facilities I have seen. I talked to the coaches about playing time and playing early. We had a pretty nice visit. We are very satisfied.

"The coaching staff made me feel at home. I like the position coach. You should be comfortable with your position coach. Coach Smith and I hit it off really well. He is a young guy. I like the offensive coordinator [Gary Nord] and the head coach [Danny Hope]. I feel like they will take care of me. They have a new strength and conditioning coach. I think he will get everything headed in the right direction.

"It's beautiful up there. The dorms and facilities were great. The academics are great. I actually thought it was pretty cool they have their own airport on campus. I wasn't sure I would be able to fit in, but after spending time with the coaches and seeing the campus I think I could fit in well and play in the Big 10. I got a lot of questions answered. All the coaches are genuine, and I feel like I can trust them."

Curry also talked more about his visit to Louisville.

"The trip to Louisville was pretty good," he said. "The biggest thing about Louisville is the coaching staff. They have a great staff, probably one of the best in the country. They make you feel at home.

"They have eight or nine African-American coaches on the staff. You can see what they are trying to build. It makes you see someone from your race can be successful. It gives you something to look up to. That's the biggest thing with them.

"They have a lot of renovations going on. They didn't have the best facilities I have seen, but they are pretty good. I feel like I can be instrumental in their offense. I have a chance to come in early and play. We had a real good coversation with coach Strong."

Curry plans to knock out several trips this summer and trim his finalists to five before the season. He knows three schools to receive official visits.

"I will narrow it down in August," he said. "It won't be any later than August. I will narrow it down to the five schools I will visit. I have a pretty good idea of three schools I will visit. I know I will visit Purdue, Stanford and Nebraska."

Curry shared more about his interest in Stanford and Nebraska.

"Of course Stanford is the school I fell in love with when I went out there," he said. "They have everything in one. You have the feeling you can be successful no matter what happens. You know you will have a great job when you graduate. You feel like Stanford will set you up for life. People respect Stanford. You have the football program coming around. Stanford is a great school.

"The thing that attracts me the most to Nebraska is the winning tradition. They are the winningest program in the NCAA since 1970. I like the history of the program and chance to play in the Big 10. I like what I can do in their offense. I am using Nebraska as an official visit because I know I probably won't be able to get there for an unofficial visit. We want to make sure we make a good informed decision. We don't want to pass up on a great opportunity."


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