Curry, Stony Point Looking to Improve

Round Rock Stony Point linebacker Marcos Curry talks about his spring, trying to get the Stony Point program turned around and why he's not worried about recruiting.

"The spring went really well for us," Curry said. "We've just been working as a team, jelling as a team. We're trying to get the young guys up-to-speed, and they're doing a good job. We're just trying to push each other to the max."

Curry was an all-district linebacker as a sophomore, then repeated those honors as a junior. So he would seem like a natural leader for the Stony Point team, especially its defense. But Curry said it was more important that everybody felt that they were a part of the process.

"Everyone is trying to lead," Curry said. "We're all talking to each other, pushing each other. Everybody has to lead."

Curry said that all-in mentality was what Stony Point needed to get back to how strong the program had been in recent years. Stony Point took a dip in 2011 after a nice string of district championships and playoff runs.

"I think it's going to be a bounce-back season because we're all working together," Curry said. "We want it. We want to win. It's just up to us to win every play every day."

Curry said he felt like the team improved from a year ago, and that he was part of that improvement.

"I'm more of a leader," Curry said. "I'm talking to the guys, talking to the offense, trying to get them on the right path."

What Curry, ever humble, neglected to mention is that he's gotten significantly stronger and faster. This spring, he averaged a 4.52 40-yard dash across his attempts, while tipping the scales at 217 pounds. And that should help him keep his string of strong performances going. The lone knock on Curry is his height — Stony Point measured him at 5-10 3/4 — because on the field he's an athletic game-changer who mashes ball-carriers.

It's that ability that has seen Curry's attention increase on the recruiting front. He's being evaluated by multiple BCS schools, including TCU, but Curry sees recruitment as something that will come with additional team success.

"I'm talking to some people here and there, but honestly, I'm trying to worry about this team before I get to all that," Curry said. "Recruiting is on the back-burner."


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