Stellar TTU Visit Led to Curl Committing

Muskogee (Okla.) defensive back Kamren Curl breaks down how his visit to Texas Tech led to his commitment last week and what appeals most to him about the Red Raider program.

Texas Tech added another defensive back commitment to the class of 2017 last week in Muskogee (Okla.) safety Kamren Curl

Curl, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound defender who is also being recruited at corner, has been on the coaches' collective radar since before the spring evaluation period even started.

"I've been in contact with them for about a month or so, before they offered me on April 27th. It was on Twitter, I started talking to Coach (Karl) Scott first and then I started talking to Coach (Zac) Spavital too. With Coach Scott, we probably talk every day."

Curl was asked about what the coaches would initially discuss with him.

"We were really talking about visits, trying to get me down there, you know. I took a visit on the fourth of this month.

The visit ended up swaying Curl towards the Red Raiders.

"I really liked it. That was probably the turning point in my decision. How they treated me and my family, the campus, the whole environment. The campus was really nice. It was a big campus. I just felt comfortable."

The new commit was asked about what he did on the visit. 

"We went on a tour and then we talked to coach Gibbs, we had some one-on-one time watching film. And then we talked to coach Kingsbury."

After watching film with his future defensive coordinator, Curl had a positive impression of Gibbs.

"I really like him. Just his personality, and he's a really good coach. He has experience. He coached Champ Bailey before, and all that."

Aside from the visit, what else cemented Curl's decision?

"Just the consistency of the coaches talking to me and getting to know me and communicating."

Curl, who ran a 4.56-second 40-yard dash at The Opening's regional back in March, discussed how he fits into Muskogee's scheme defensively.

"We run a 3-4. There are two safeties, and two corners. We base our defense on what the offense is doing, how they line up, and we adjust to how they line up in the coverages. We run Cover 2, Cover 3, Cover 4, we'll run some Cover 6."

He discussed his favorite coverage.

"Probably Man. It's just you one-on-one with a guy, seeing who's better."

Aside from Texas Tech, who were some schools that were also hot on Curl's trail towards the end of his recruitment?

"Houston was probably the second-hardest team making a push, other than Texas Tech. Oklahoma State came to spring practices, but haven't been in contact lately."

With no plans to take any more visits, it would appear that Curl's recruitment has come to an end.

Kamren Curl committed to Texas Tech over offers from Cincinnati, Colorado State, Illinois, Kansas, Memphis, SMU, Tulsa, and Washington State, among others.


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