Upon adding an offer from LSU earlier this month, Chris Curry was anxious to get to campus.
Consider that box checked.
Curry, a 3-star running back from Florida and top-100 prospect from the Sunshine State, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, made the trek to LSU’s national junior day on Saturday to get his first taste of the Bayou. It was the bruising back’s first time getting acquainted with the coaching staff, and it left a lasting impression.
“It went really good,” the 5-foot-11, 200-pound Curry told SEC Country. “I loved the atmosphere and also, I loved coach Ed Orgeron and running backs coach Tommie Robinson. Also, what really caught my attention is how the players and the coaches have respect and love for each other.”
Area recruiter Corey Raymond may have extended the offer to Curry, but Robinson was his main recruiter during Saturday’s unofficial visit.
Curry and his parents had the opportunity to watch Robinson work with the Tigers’ running backs at practice and in the scrimmage, then got acquainted with the coach afterward. Robinson’s message resonated with the newly offered tailback.
“I think that coach Tommie Robinson is going to prepare me for the NFL because he has coached there before, so he knows what it takes,” Curry explained. “He is a really, really great coach. I’ve seen with my own eyes. He will push the running backs until they have nothing left, but that’s what it takes to be great. Our conversations were basically about how I can have a chance to play my first year. He said he rotated five backs in one game before.”
In between speaking with Robinson, Curry, his mother and his father also got face time with LSU’s head man.
Orgeron expressed gratitude that the Florida standout made the spontaneous visit to campus and subtly mentioned that he can envision him in purple and gold.
“He was happy that we came,” Curry said. “He hopes that I will be a Tiger soon.”
The LSU offer earlier this month put the Tigers into Curry’s top 4. The 3-star back also holds offers from Florida, Southern Cal and Oregon, while nearby Miami also has been closely monitoring the in-state recruit.
Yet again, the Tigers have garnered some momentum in Curry’s recruitment. After checking out the sights firsthand, LSU has improved its position with Curry.
“They moved up to the top 3,” he stated. “It’s about the chance to get coached up by an NFL (coach) and playing time.”