6-0, 210 pounds, 4.55 seconds in the 40
Lackawanna (NY) High School
Accomplishments: After rushing for 1,344 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior, Underwood followed that up with a fabulous senior season that helped lead Lackawanna to a state championship. On the year he tallied 2,114 yards and 21 touchdowns and was named the top player in western New York.
Academics: Underwood projects as an academic qualifier.
The Recruiting Scene: Underwood flew under the recruiting radar, but the new NC State coaches knew all about him as they pursued him while at Boston College. After a stellar senior season, teams like Pittsburgh, Penn State, and Syracuse tried to get involved, but Underwood committed to NC State following an official visit.
Scouting Report: "Curtis is a great kid. He's a shade under 6-foot and weighs about 210 (pounds). If you watched his highlight film, he's a powerful runner on the inside but has the speed to break it outside. I can tell you that he's never been caught from behind and he's been a four year starter here.
"He's got great vision and just sees the field really well. He's also got great cutback ability." -- Lackawanna head coach Bruce Lakso