Curry Even More Dominant Than Stats Indicate

Felix Curry, the father of Flowery Branch High School standout wide receiver C.J. Curry, was kind enough earlier today to forward to me his son's latest highlights video and the reaction is, "WOW!"

The 6-2, 205-pound Curry changed his college commitment back in August from Georgia to Oklahoma State. He has had an outstanding season this fall with over 700 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns scored.

Flowery Branch finished the regular season 9-1 and as one of the highest scoring teams offensively in AAAA football in Georgia. The only loss for the Falcons came in the final game which Curry missed with an ankle injury and that put Flowery Branch into a three-way tie for the regional title.

"Yes, and all three teams beat each other and so they had to draw out of a hat and Flowery Branch drew the third seed," said Felix Curry. "They will play John's Creek in a televised game this Friday. Then next week they will play the winner of Statesboro and Thomas County. C.J. has been rehabbing (ankle) three times a day and we will know on Friday whether he can go."

In the highlights tape which is on HUDL on the internet, Curry shows a wide variety of catches and ability to make plays. He bounces around and runs through people as well as making defenders miss in space. He catches a punt running back and by the time he gathers himself he has 78-yards to go and gets it with one really impressive finishing move to get into the end zone. He catches passes over the middle, in traffic, on the sideline, fade routes with good body control, vertical routes with lots of speed, he shows a mean stiff arm, and also catches a tipped ball for a spectacular reception. Curry's numbers are good but even as good as they are, they are misleading.

"He missed two games this season and then in another game they had the other team so overmatched and it was raining that they ran the ball the entire game," said Mr. Curry. "C.J. caught one two-point conversion pass in that game, so really he did all of that in seven games. We were a little disappointed that he didn't receive an invitation to the U.S. Army game or the Under Armour game. He was invited to the Offense-Defense All Star Game in Dallas at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium."

Curry is as good a wide receiver on tape as you could see and he plays against the best competition in Georgia. His younger brother Darius is a junior cornerback that has a myriad of offers including Oklahoma State. He is likely to see some time on offense in the playoffs even after his older brother returns to the lineup.

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