Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove four-star defensive lineman Caden Curry included Ohio State in his top five schools on July 24, along with Alabama, Clemson, Indiana and Oregon.
“Thank you to all the coaches who have spent time getting to know me and my family,” Curry wrote in a tweet. “I’m now proud to release my top five schools.”
Curry is ranked as the No. 11 defensive lineman and No. 69 overall prospect of the 2022 class. He is also considered the third-best prospect from the state of Indiana.
The 6-5, 250-pound Curry was projected as a future Day Two draft pick by 247Sports national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu.
“Comes across as more compact than listed size. Very productive, disruptive player. Even when he is not the one making the play, he is consistently affecting offenses with his penetration. Gets off the snap quickly and shows the agility to get skinny and get through the line or win with a spin move. Shows violence with his hands. Is able to pursue because he can change directions but also pursues hard,” Trieu wrote. “At his best when penetrating, can still get stronger to be able to hold ground against the run more especially projecting him going against stronger college players. Seems extremely high floor because of the way he plays and production against good competition in high school. Still looking for a true verified measurement on him, but a legitimate high major difference maker. Could play end in an odd front or tackle in an even front.”
Curry visited Ohio State back on June 22. Currently, the Buckeyes, who also offered Curry back on May 6, 2020, holds his lone crystal ball prediction, with Florida State Insider Chris Nee offering that prediction with a 6 confidence out of 10.
If Curry were to commit to the Buckeyes, he would be added to what is already the No. 1 overall class for 2022. But, despite Ohio State holding the top class ranking, he would be the first commitment on the defensive line after the program brought in two top five prospects at the position group in 2021 with defensive ends Jack Sawyer and J.T. Tuimoloau.
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