Early Signing Period: Four-Star DL Caden Curry Signs NLI

By December 14, 2021 (2:06 pm)Early Signing Period

Get to know Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove four-star defensive lineman Caden Curry, who signed his National Letter of Intent with Ohio State on Wednesday.

Height, Weight: 6-3, 250.

247 Composite Rankings: He’s rated as the 88th overall prospect, No. 14 defensive lineman and the No. 3 recruit out of Indiana.

Commitment Date: Curry committed to Ohio State on Dec. 14, 2021.

Other Offers: Alabama, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, Texas and USC, among others.

How he did in high school: Across his final two seasons in high school, Curry racked up 126 total tackles, 45.5 for loss, to go with 15 sacks, eight passes deflected and a fumble recovery.

Curry’s Center Grove squad won back-to-back Indiana Class 6A state championships in the past two season, finishing the past two years with a combined 28-0 record.

Why he committed to Ohio State: Curry has long trended toward Ohio State, citing the relationships he’s developed with the staff and the potential for growth with the Buckeyes as key factors.

“(Larry Johnson)’s been in the game so long he knows what he’s talking about,” Curry told Eleven Warriors in October. “He’s seen everything from what kind of player I could be and has seen players go through the process. He has good skills and coaches them in those drills.” 

When it came to making a decision amongst his top five, Curry said Ohio State made the biggest impact on him.

“Ohio State has always showed me the most love and made me feel at home from the beginning from the players and the coaches,” Curry said told On3 Sports.

Where he fits in for 2022: Curry is a versatile talent for Ohio State, able to rush off the edge or settle in as a 3-tech. The Buckeyes will have back a number of defensive contributors next season, including Javontae Jean-Baptiste, J.T. Tuimoloau, Jack Sawyer, Taron Vincent, Ty Hamilton and Tyleik Williams, but there’s no reason to think Curry won’t find his way into the rotation like the Ohio State defensive lineman that came before him have.

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