Not every father has a son that can follow in his footsteps in the direction of the National Football League, but David Curry is going to give it his best shot. But first, he has to make a four year pit-stop at Georgia Tech. David Curry is the son of Buddy Curry, who was an All-American for the University of North Carolina and a two-time All Pro linebacker with the Atlanta Falcons. Like his father, David looks to make the same impact in college football, specifically for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
As a Recruit
Curry was the 24th commitment in the 2015 signing class for the Yellow Jackets. He is currently 6'1" and weighs in at 190 lbs. Curry is built like his daddy (which is a good thing) and that means this boy is going to grow. He originally committed to the University of Virginia last summer but didn't feel Charlottesville is where he wanted to play for the next four years of his career. He had other offers from schools like Richmond, Georgia State, Arkansas State, and Iowa State, among others. While Buford High School was trying to capture a state title, some of the Georgia Tech coaching staff noticed Curry's play-making abilities and thought he should come check out what they have to offer. Playing close to home and having his family and friends come watch him sealed the deal for Curry. He is listed as a three-star recruit by both Rivals (5.5) and the 247Sports Composite (.8351).
I love what I see on film from this kid. Yes, he's able to play multiple positions, but he is consistently making plays. You can see how great of an athlete he really is. On special teams, Curry shows really good top-end speed -- particularly on kick returns. He is not afraid to get hit, and will blaze right past you if you don't wrap him up. On defense is where I really get excited: Curry can light people up. You will see him come all the way from his safety position and sack the quarterback. Other times, he'll just make an interception and take it back for a touchdown. He has amazing vision of the field, with and without the ball. On offense, Curry lined up at wide receiver and caught passes frequently on quick slants. This kid can play big boy football.
What to Expect
David Curry will get a look at linebacker for the Yellow Jackets. It could be Will or Sam or maybe both. I see amazing potential with David Curry. I love his motor and his full speed attack. This should bode well for Ted Roof's defense. David has that ability that if he continues to improve and get stronger, he can contribute early and often. Coming from a high school that contends for titles, David Curry is a great addition to a championship football team that is getting better and better. Welcome to the Flats, David!
Are you excited about David Curry? Do you see him playing in 2015 or taking a redshirt? Where do you see him ending up playing for Georgia Tech?