Three-star running back Chris Curry announced his commitment to LSU on Thursday night, adding to an already substantial Tigers class.
— Chris Curry (@thereal_chris24) June 23, 2017
“First of all I want to thank god for giving me such amazing parents and family members for keeping me n the right path and an opportunity to play division 1 football,” Curry wrote. “I want to thank all my coaches, teachers, teammates and my amazing principal for pushign me and making me become a better person on and off the field.”
Curry (5 feet 11, 200 pounds) plays for Lehigh Acres (Fla.) Lehigh, near Fort Myers. He’s the second player from the Sunshine State in the 2018 class to pick LSU, following four-star safety Nadab Joseph of Hialeah Champagnat Catholic.
Curry’s other offers included Florida, Ole Miss and Tennessee from the SEC, as well as major national programs such as Clemson, Miami, Michigan and USC.
Curry, who will be a rare four-year varsity player, becomes the 19th commitment for LSU but the first running back, a position of need this cycle because the Tigers almost certainly will lose Derrius Guice to next year’s NFL draft.
Tigers coach Ed Orgeron signaled Curry’s addition with his trademark tweet.
Hold That Tiger!
— Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) June 23, 2017
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