|Offers:||Texas Tech, Northwestern|
|High School:||Coronado (Lubbock, TX)|
|Commitment Date:||November 29, 2021|
Coronado linebacker John Curry became the 4th commit of the 2023 class.
— John Curry (@johncurry15_806) November 29, 2021
Curry finished 2021 with 102 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, a pass break-up, and 3 picks, really his first year to receive significant playing time from what I can tell. RedRaiderSports’ Matt Clare spoke to Curry about his commitment:
“I talked with Coach (Joey) McGuire a couple of times now. He and I have really connected well and had some great conversations about my future with Texas Tech. My relationship and conversations with him is what ultimately led to my decision.
“It was over the Thanksgiving break, I was talking with my parents about it a lot. They want me there, and they both went to college at Texas Tech. I even talked with my head coach, D.J. Mann, and he suggested to focus on doing what is best for me.”
Curry is very rangy and I’d guess has good speed for someone his size. I’d also guess that going from 30 or so tackles as a sophomore to 102 is the reason he’s not on a ton of radars and add in that he’s in West Texas and it’s more difficult to get noticed. Curry is a solid tackler, he plays all over the field, lining up inside to outside. He’ll have to add some weight, but at 6’3″ or 6’4″ depending on the service, he’ll have the frame to do that. He plays very much downhill and fast, which are usually good traits for a linebacker.