All-American TE Sets Visit to UM

At 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, Perry (OK) tight end Curtis Justus is one of the nation's top prospects at his position. Justus has scheduled an official visit to Miami, and he talks about the Hurricanes, which schools lead, and a new school that has entered the mix. All of that is contained in this indepth interview.

Curtis Justus attended summer camp here back in late June. At 6-6 and 215 pounds, Justus ran a blazing 4.58 electronically at the Michigan camp. With that type of speed, he draws tremendous comparisions to current UM tight end Jeremy Shockey. Shockey was 6-5 and 225 when he got here, and was running in the 4.58 range. Inside the classroom, Justus is outstanding and is already a full academic qualifier.

How did you play on Friday night: We won 14-7. I had four catches for about 70 yards. On defense, I had nine sacks.

NINE?!?!? Yes sir. Nine.

Which schools have called this month: Miami, Florida State, Oklahoma, Michigan, USC, Stanford, UCLA, Arkansas, and Northwestern.

I notice a few new ones on the list, have they offered: Yes sir. Southern Cal has now offered. And Florida State offered me about a month ago.

If signing day were tomorrow, what's it looking like: The five schools I will visit are Miami, Florida State, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Southern Cal.

Any dates on those visits yet: I am visiting Miami on January 18. I'm going to set the rest up real soon.

Florida State's new to your list: Yeah, like I said, they offered me and they told me they're going to start using a lot of two tight end sets and right now they only have two tight ends on scholarship.

What about Miami: I still like Miami a lot. They're in my top two right now. I have been very impressed with how they've been using the tight end so far. Against Penn State, he caught a lot of balls and I liked that.

Personally, I think it's great to be getting a visit from this kid. He's one of the best around. He talks about Florida State only having two on scholarship. Heading into the spring, depending upon what happens with a few players including Shockey's possible early entrance into the NFL, we might only have one or two tight ends on scholarship, and it would seem as if Justus could come in and play immediately. He has that type of talent and dedication to the game. I loved his nine-sack performance on Friday. Stay tuned for more interviews with this All-American as the season progresses.

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