Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players and Ohio State coaches and staff members themselves. This week’s guest is Caden Curry, a highly-valued 2022 target by the Buckeyes.
Ohio State offered Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.) 4-star defensive lineman Caden Curry in May. Since then, the Buckeyes have made Indiana’s top-ranked junior prospect a major priority ever since.
That is somewhat of a surreal feeling for the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Curry, who has family ties to Columbus and has family that is still pro-Ohio State despite his own attempts at keeping his fandom neutral as his recruiting star rises. Still, landing the Buckeyes offer when he did meant a lot to Caden Curry, who has now gathered more than 20 scholarship opportunities from around the nation.
“It’s definitely a big offer,” Curry said at the time. “And something I will always remember.”
As recruiting opens up in the near future, Curry will have some tough decisions to make about his future. Ohio State, Oregon, Clemson, Alabama and others are pushing for his commitment, and because of Covid-19, he’s a bit behind the proverbial eight-ball when it comes to narrowing down his choices. That’s perfectly OK according to Curry, who is trying to get to know the coaches recruiting him as well as he can through Zoom, FaceTime and other communication apps now that the all-important Sept. 1 date has passed and coaches are able to contact him freely.
What schools is Caden Curry hearing from the most? How does his family’s affinity for Ohio State affect his recruitment? When does he see his decision getting made?
One of the top overall targets in the Buckeyes 2022 recruiting class talks about those things and more in the latest edition of Birminology from Lettermen Row.