Curry Gives Gundy Early Birthday Present

This has been a huge week for wide receiver C.J. Curry of Flowery Branch, Ga. Curry got on the phone Wednesday night and took care of some recruiting business he said he had been feeling since June. The standout wide receiver tells us why he decided to switch his commitment from Georgia to Oklahoma State.

Friday night he will make his debut for his new high school after playing at North Hall High School last season. Curry and his teammates will be taking on Lassiter High School from just outside Marietta.

Before that action Curry wanted to take care of the recruiting business which meant making two phone calls, one to Georgia head coach Mark Richt to tell him he was de-committing from Georgia and the other to Oklahoma State to deliver some good news.

"The preparation was tough before making the call," Curry said of the first phone call. "After making the call it was okay because Coach Richt is an understanding person. He listened to me and wasn't happy about it but he wished me the best and that was it.

"Then I called Coach (Kasey) Dunn (Oklahoma State wide receivers coach) and he was fired up when I told him the news," Curry said. "While we were on the phone, he got Coach (Glenn) Spencer and Coach (Todd) Monken on but I didn't get to talk to Coach Gundy."

Curry, who finished with 27 catches for 426 yards last season, has been putting on shows over the summer in seven-on-seven competition. The 6-2, 210-pound Curry is physical but also has explosive speed and can beat coverage with strength, speed, and finess.

He made an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State in June with his parents despite being committed to Georgia since last fall. It was something he really felt on that visit that made up his mind.

"It's like people talk about it," started Curry. "You visit a college and I can't explain it but it was like Oklahoma State was the place I needed to be. I just felt really comfortable and at home there. I told my parents at the time and that feeling never changed."

Curry's father wisely made him sit on his decision and make sure it was what he truly felt before he took the action on Wednesday. Now, it is on with the season and a chance to get out and have fun catching passes against someone else.

"It has been going good," Curry said of practice. "We went up to the mountains for five days for camp last week and then school started on Monday and we've practiced all week and now we have the scrimmage."

Gundy celebrates his birthday on Friday, so Curry's announcement could be considered an early birthday present.


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