Six-foot, eight-inch frontcourter Taylor Currie has burst onto West Virginia's recruiting radar following a great summer running with the All-Ohio Red AAU team. The perennial power had a stellar summer circuit season, finishing second at the prestigious AAU Super Showcase in Orlando as well as recording a top five finish at the Nike Peach Jam/EYBL finals in Atlanta.
As a ninth grader last season, Currie averaged nine points and nine rebounds at Worthington Christian in Westerville, Oh. That helped the Warriors to a 20-5 record and a league championship. Worthington Christian advanced to the Division III district championship game before falling. Just a sophomore, the future looks bright for Currie.
"Coach Huggins, Coach Martin and Coach Harrison all came to watch me work out on Monday, Sept. 12. Michigan coaches John Beilein and Saddi Washington were there as well (that day)," Currie said. "As far as recruiting goes, interest has picked up quite a bit the last 30 days. Ohio State, Michigan and West Virginia have shown the most interest," he said. "I've visited all three campuses. Iowa and Purdue are starting to show more interest as well. Right now, my High School Coach is getting two or three calls from new schools each week. We have several more schools scheduled to watch me workout over the next couple weeks. My family and I are pretty low key; we're just trying to take the process slowly."
Ohio State has not yet offered, but if they do it might be a tough pull for West Virginia to get Currie out of state. Worthington Christian is a mere 15 miles from the OSU campus.
Another player to watch with ties to Curry is AAU teammate Pickerington Central's Jeremiah Francis.