Marcos Curry – Stony Point ILB
|Awesome picture via Austin American-Statesman|
Looking for trans-positional talent to bolster Neathery’s 4-2-5 defense, UTSA recently sent out an offer to a talented linebacker out of Stony Point High School in Round Rock. Marcos Curry (not to be confused with Bobcat Marcus Curry) is flying under the recruiting radar. Curry is a two-time all-state performer for the Tigers, helping to lead power-house Stony Point to the 5A semifinals two years ago at middle linebacker. The loss of one of the state’s strongest senior classes was too much to bare, as the Tigers would drop to a 4-6 record in 2011 as Curry moved to outside linebacker. Despite 114 tackles and another all-state coronation for Curry in 2011, he still managed to evade division I offers. With only one known offer thus far, I’m sure Curry will use his lack of respect for motivation as he enters his senior campaign.
Dave Campbell has picked Marcos as 16-5A’s district preseason MVP on defense, just as the magazine did last year when he racked up 136 tackles. This also marks Curry’s second year finding himself on the Austin-American Statesman’s preseason All-CenTex team.
Finding consistent measurables on Curry is tough. Rivals has him at 5’10”, 190 lbs. Dave Campbell has him at 5’11”, 208 lbs. with a 4.7 second 40. Scout has him at 5’10”, 195 lbs. running a 4.6. And 247 tallys at 5’11”, 215 lbs with a 4.52. That’s how such things go. Wherever Curry falls in those constraints, it’s nearly a perfect match with guys UTSA has recruited for its “Rover” position. Marcos is a hard hitter that does a phenomenal job of reading his gaps at the line of scrimmage. Curry has the prototypical nose for the ball, if couldn’t tell from his obscene tackle totals, and is an able pass rusher that knows how to use his hands to shed blocks.
After facing Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Marcos Curry and the Stony Point Tigers will be in San Antonio to take on Converse Wagner on Sept. 2nd.
A UTSA alumnus that has been cast away to Austin, Jared enjoys live music and a craft beer. He thinks four verts is the best play in football but loves a QB sneak on fourth and inches. Twitter