We’ve all been keenly aware of LSU’s running back needs for the recruiting class of 2018 — the Tigers will return, at most, two scholarship tailbacks following this season.
But Ed Orgeron, Corey Raymond and Tommie Robinson have started to address the need tonight, earning a verbal commitment from three-star Florida running back Chris Curry.
He’s a 5-11, 205-pound bruiser who’s offer sheet reads much more like a four-star than a three, with the likes of Florida, USC and Michigan hot on his trail. Curry had previously attended LSU’s junior day, and made things official on day one of the LSU Elite Camp.
The ATVS recruiting staff is currently working on a more significant scouting breakdown than what we typically do here, but here’s the quick and dirty on Curry: TLDR; I really like him.
The first thing that just jumps off the page for me with Curry is his feet. They never stop moving. It gives him great quickness in traffic and makes him much more of a power runner than his frame suggests. He keeps driving through contact, and runs behind his pads very well. With the dreads he’s easy to mistake for Marshawn Lynch or former Tiger Spencer Ware. He may not be much of a breakaway threat at the next level, but he’ll make up for that by being a tough inside runner.
One of the knocks on the 2018 running backs class is that there aren’t a lot of truly complete runners, and I think that’s true. But there are a lot of guys that can help you out as role players, and Curry definitely fits that description for LSU.
It only took about a minute into his highlight for Curry to become one of my favorite recruits in this class (with the exception of Terrace Marshall). At only 205 pounds, he runs like Marshawn Lynch. Most highlights these days are just guys busting long runs for touchdowns or making one juke and scoring. This is just the definition of toughness and a savage. Very rarely is a guy's highlight tape just strong runs, making three or four guys tackle them. I think he will be one of those guys you remember for a long time, like Jacob Hester, not a guy that put out a highlight reel, but a guy that showed what it means to be a Tiger, to make sure he gets that one yard on fourth down no matter what it takes.