Curry wants playing time

University of Pittsburgh Head Football Coach Dave Wannstedt is looking to add large and athletic offensive tackles to the Panthers' class of 2007. Pitt has extended an offer to blue-chip prospect from Lauderdale Lakes, FL. The recently spoke with this prospect about his future.

Fans of the University of Pittsburgh were recently reminded of the Panthers lack of depth at offensive tackle when sophomore lineman John Bachman was lost for the season due to injury.

The University of Pittsburgh has already received verbal commitments from two offensive tackles: Dan Matha (6-foot-7 inches, 310 pounds) from McDowell High School in Erie, PA and John Fieger (6-foot-5 inches, 285 pounds) from Upper Perkiomen High School in Pennsburg, PA.

"My top schools right now are Pitt, Florida State, Tennessee, South Carolina and Ole Miss," stated hulking offensive tackle Branden Curry (6-foot-6 inches, 295 pounds) from Boyd H. Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, FL. "Pitt, South Carolina, Florida International and Louisiana Lafayette have offered me a scholarship."

Curry was a first-team All-County selection as a junior. He went the entire season without allowing a sack. Brandon has primarily played right tackle.

"Our season is going alright, but we're 2-2 right now. We're hoping to improve on our record. Personally I feel very good about my play. It's been four games and I haven't allowed a single sack."

Curry is capable of bench pressing 340 pounds and running the forty-yard dash in 5.3 seconds. Pitt is currently recruiting Branden's teammate Josh Bynes. ranks Bynes a four-star recruit and the 9th best linebacker in the nation.

"I haven't set an official visit yet but I want to start soon. Pittsburgh will definitely be one of the main schools I visit. I can't say I have a favorite school yet because I haven't visited too many places."

"I want to go to a large school with a diverse student population. The school I go to has to offer playing time as well. It looks like the Panthers are pretty thin on the offensive line. I don't expect to start my freshman year, but I want a chance for playing time."

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