Cowboys Have Connection To Curry

Jonathan Curry

A recent development in Oklahoma State's recruiting efforts is that the Cowboys are seeking a pure tight end prospect to be included in the class. The addition of a player with tight end skills will give the Oklahoma State offense versatility and allow new offensive coordinator Todd Monken the opportunity to incorporate some of the schemes he would like to from the Jacksonville Jaguars offense.

It is not a wholesale change but it is a chance to become even more diverse.

A candidate for tight end for many schools is Phenix City (Central), Ala., standout Jonathan Curry, who goes by "J.C." Curry is 6-3, 222 pounds, plays basketball too, and is very athletic.

He believes it is his blocking skills that have got him noticed and recently earned an SEC offer from Arkansas to go with his offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Jacksonville State, Louisville, Stanford, Purdue, Southern Miss, UAB, Wake Forest, and Western Kentucky.

Curry acknowledged that he has heard from the Cowboys.

"Yes, I did get a letter from them but I haven't been able to talk to a coach from there," said Curry. "You may know my personal trainer. Do you remember a running back named Dantrell Savage?"

Told that we did remember Savage, we all of a sudden realized how the connection may have come about.

"I can set the edge," said Curry of his blocking skills. "Basically, I'm a good blocker and that is one of the things coaches like best about my game. I am very aggressive and even though I don't touch the ball that much I can make an impact. I am like offensive linemen in that I want pancakes and I don't mind being held in for protection."

Last season Curry said he caught 14 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown, but had a lot more big plays when you count his blocking contributions. He is also a good student as evidenced by his offers from the likes of Stanford and Purdue.

"I have a 3.9 (grade point average), and after this semester I will have over a 4.0 with my honors classes," explained Curry.

"I am open on location and I want to go where I most feel at home. Location is really not that big a deal to me. I'm looking to major in communications or broadcasting. I am really interested in that and I like what those guys do at ESPN. That would be good for me." Curry said he will make a few college camps this summer, even some outside the Southeast. He also said he would keep us up to date on what is going on.

One school he has seen already is Southern Miss, where he was complimentary of former OSU offensive coordinator and now Golden Eagles head coach Larry Fedora.

"The visit to Southern Miss was pretty good," he told Andrew Bone of Scout. "I had a good time there. We only stayed about three or four hours. We got a quick visit in. We walked away pretty impressed.

"I got a good vibe from the coaching staff. I met with coach Fedora and the tight ends coach [Walt Bell]. I felt like everything they said was genuine.

"The thing I like most about Southern Miss is they feature the tight end in their offense. Their tight end last year caught around 60 to 70 passes. Coach Fedora told me the last six tight ends he has coached have all gone to the NFL. That really stands out to me."

Curry is a very legitimate prospect that is likely only to get more popular and add more offers.

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