Recruiting the state of Ohio last season for the University of Pittsburgh, offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph made contact with a talented two-way player from Pickerington (OH) High named Seth Currens.
He didn’t offer Currens then but didn’t let the opportunity slip after moving to the University of Wisconsin.
“I’ve known him for a while,” Currens told BadgerNation. “We connected last year and I definitely liked him a lot. When I found out he went to Wisconsin, I definitely realized that there was something there and hoped he remembered me at least. That was definitely something he brought up.”
Rudolph actually made two trips to Currens’ high school to look at the 6-3 prospect. On the second trip, Currens said Rudolph brought defensive coordinator Dave Aranda with him. Having impressed both coaches, Currens received his second Big Ten offer.
“They are one of the top schools in the country and in the Big Ten at least,” said Currens. “They are in the top 25 every year. They are a great program. No matter what they are going to put people into the NFL. They are always going to be one of the top contenders in the Big Ten and in the nation.”
Currens has been a jack of all trades during his varsity career. Originally a quarterback, he was moved up as a freshman to play safety. Last season he was a receiver, safety and worked on special teams. This upcoming year, Currens plans on playing quarterback, receiver and safety for his team.
Being offered by schools as a safety, Currens finished last season with over 50 tackles and eight interceptions.
“This year I’d like to go into camp around 210 pounds and go into the season in the 200s somewhere, just be that big safety,” said Currens.
“I am probably going to choose at least one school before the season starts, just to lock something in,” said Currens. “It’s something my coach advised me to do. Probably around June or July I’d like to make a decision.”