Tough Decision for Curry

North Carolina 2007 football commitment Justin Curry has a tough decision to make regarding his future in sports, after the Cincinnati Reds made him their 33rd draft pick of the in Wednesday's Major League Baseball draft.

"I think he's leaning a little towards baseball to be honest with you," Buford (Ga.) baseball coach Tony Wolfe said. "But he just got drafted and I think it's still a little early in the stages of how they're going to negotiate things and how it's going to go like that."

Wolfe, who spoke with Curry on Thursday, said he expects him to mull over the decision and will probably make his choice final as early as this weekend. Cincinnati has yet to discuss financial compensation with Curry, but Wolfe said he expects that to happen soon.

"Justin has talked to Coach [John] Bunting a couple of times and told him he was going to see what was available to him," Wolfe said. "With his love for football and the opportunity for a scholarship at the University of North Carolina, along with his love for UNC and his father's [former UNC all-ACC linebacker Buddy Curry] involvement is not going to make it a necessarily easy decision for him.

"He got a heck of a baseball future if he chooses to go that way, and he's got a great football future if he wants to do that as well."

Inside Carolina learned of Curry's football commitment on Signing Day – Feb. 2. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker graduated from high school last year, but due to the Tar Heels' scholarship crunch, agreed to come on as a "greyshirt" in January 2007.

"I think his commitment to football cost him about 10 rounds in the baseball draft," Wolfe said.

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