2005 Focus: Curtis Pulley

The Bluegrass state features perhaps one of the best athletes in the nation in Curtis Pulley, a 6-foot-4 195-pound prospect from Hopkinsville.


An all-state selection in both football and basketball, Pulley is the definition of an athletic prospect coming out of high school. He has been projected in as many as four spots on the football field: quarterback, safety, wide receiver, and linebacker. Quarterback is where he has excelled the most for Hopkinsville. Pulley passed for more than 2,000 yards and ran for 1,000 more. He also accounted for more than 40 touchdowns.

"He's just a difference-maker," Hopkinsville coach Craig Clayton said. "You see guys at the high school level, in college, and in the pros who just have a knack for making big plays, and Curtis is one of those guys."

Kentucky seems to have shown the most interest at this point. Clayton said that Kentucky coach Rich Brooks was in Western Kentucky over winter break and expects Kentucky to be the first to offer. Pulley was also in Lexington Sunday for the Wildcats' junior day.

"I think Kentucky being the first to offer would go a long way," Clayton said.

Michigan State, Michigan, Louisville, Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Memphis have already requested tape on Pulley and most likely will be in the mix.

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