Darius Curry Jumps On Board

Standout cornerback Darius Curry of Flowery Branch, Ga., became the 14th verbal commitment in the 2013 Oklahoma State football recruiting class when he got on Twitter Monday morning and proclaimed he was committed to the Cowboys. The 6-1, 190-pound hard hitting defender later confirmed his pledge when he called GoPokes.com.

"I was just too excited," said Curry when asked about the timing of his announcement. "I had talked to Coach (Glenn) Spencer about everything and I couldn't help it. I am going to be playing for the best coaching staff in America."

Curry is the younger brother of freshman wide receiver C.J. Curry and the son of former college safety and Flowery Branch High School defensive coordinator Felix Curry.

He had drawn a lot of recruiting attention with offers from more than 20 schools including a final four he revealed just several days ago to Dale McDuffie in a story on gojackets.com (Scout's Georgia Tech website). Curry was quoted as being very interested in Georgia Tech, who along with the Cowboys, Tennessee, and Auburn made up his final four schools.

"I love the school, the program, and the coaches at Georgia Tech," Curry told the website on July 6. "He is very detailed and gets the very best out of his players."

Curry likes the fact that Kelly has coached several players that are in the NFL. "I definitely want to go to a school and have a coach that is really good at getting the best out of you."

He also told them that if he chose to go to Oklahoma State it would be because he felt it was the best school for him and not because his brother was there.

Curry said the same thing Monday, but he did admit that he was able to get a good read on Oklahoma State because his brother is already in Stillwater, and has settled in this summer as a member of the freshman class.

"I talk to him every day or at least every other day," said Darius Curry of brother C.J. "He loves it at Oklahoma State, and I talked to my parents about it and that was something that we had to take into consideration."

Darius Curry was named by Gridiron Magazine as the top high school cornerback in Georgia. Last season he had 47 unassisted tackles and also made a fumble recovery. He has great physical skills and plays a physical brand of football that has an impact on opposing receivers. He also has that coach's son-type of intuition on the football field.

"We talk every day, some football every day," said Curry now speaking about his father and his defensive coordinator at Flowery Branch. "It's not too much, but he might say something about watching film or take me out on the field and suggest I work on this. It is not too much, but we talk some football every day."

Curry said he is involved in summer workouts and is getting back at it heavy this week after his high school team took a break for the Fourth of July last week. "We are really into the 7-on-7 workouts," said Curry.

Darius Curry, who also played in the Georgia Junior Stars game last December, is the 14th verbal commitment for Oklahoma State and the second cornerback commitment. The other corner commit is Kansas standout athlete Jerel Morrow, who is 6-1, 180, giving the Cowboys a pair of 6-1 corners committed in the 2013 recruiting class.

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