Chris Curry's junior campaign may have been limited by injury, but Lehigh Acres (Fla.) running back still did plenty to prove to several Power Five institutions that he is among the nation’s best. He has already collected offers from several them including Wisconsin, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Oregon, Florida, and Michigan. One glimpse at his film had them all saying the same things.
“This kid is a physical back, has good speed, knows how to use his vision, ain’t afraid to drop his shoulder when necessary, and is a team player that is a good role model for the team,” Curry said when asked to share their assessments.
Michigan certainly wasted little time offering the 5-11, 205-pounder after evaluating his footage. He was made aware of the scholarship during his first conversation with the coaches in Ann Arbor.
“It caught me by major surprise,” he said. “I remember I was told to call them and they said, ‘we’d like to offer you a scholarship.’”
“I only know a little about Michigan, but I want to know a little bit more. I want to know a little bit more. I think I need to take a campus visit and get to know the players that I’d be around if I went up there. Also (need to) get to know the environment that I’d be living in.”
Despite the lack of familiarity, Curry listed the Wolverines in his top five earlier this month. He has since walked that statement back and instead plans to take more campus visits before establishing a hierarchy.
“I don’t have any favorites at all,” he said.
“I’ve visited Miami and the Gators, and I’m about to go to Clemson next weekend. We’re talking about going up (to Michigan) for spring ball. It’s up to my mom and my dad really.”
Trips he doesn’t take in the spring could come during the summer. From there he plans to take all five official visits in the fall. The Sunshine State star is determined to take his time with the process before committing to the school of his choice on national signing day.
Said Curry, “(it will come down to) education. I want to graduate. Football doesn’t last forever. (Also) family. I’m looking for a family environment. Also (a feeling) … you know when you’re like, ‘that’s the school for me,’… when you walk on campus you’re like, ‘yeah, I’m ready to sign today.’ I’m looking for that.’"