For the second time in a few hours, Georgia Tech coaches have gotten some great news from a visitor who began this weekend's visit uncommitted to Georgia Tech. This time, it came from DB David Curry -- a Buford High School product who committed to Virginia back in July. He elected to stay closer to home and play his college football on the Flats.
I'm very thankful for all the love that the University of Virginia has given me, but I have decided to decommit and attend Georgia Tech. #GT— DJC2⃣2⃣ (@D_Curry_22) January 18, 2015
Listed at 6'1", 190lbs, Curry played safety, various skill positions on offense, and was a punt returner in high school for a team that's traditionally loaded with talent. (Curry is one of 6 three-star recruits in this year's Buford senior class. Two are committed to Tennessee, another to North Carolina, and one more to Purdue.) After six months of commitment to UVA, Curry visited Georgia Tech this weekend, got a scholarship offer, and committed on Sunday morning. With AJ Gray already in the class as a safety, there's a chance Curry plays cornerback -- a similar transition to what we've seen recently from Chris Milton and Lynn Griffin.
Curry's film shows him to be a very athletic, instinctive, versatile player with good ball skills. With an emphasis on the 4-2-5 by Ted Roof, he may fit well into the nickel corner role -- providing run support and dropping into coverage as necessary. Also, keep an eye out for the possibility that he's included in the punt and kick return games given his experience there and ball skills.
Congratulations to David on his commitment to Georgia Tech!