2016 Wide Receiver Davion Curtis (Temple, TX) has plenty of reasons to remain in the Lone Star State—close to home, plenty of storied programs, and an SEC Contender in his backyard (Texas A&M is little more than an hour away)—but Curtis has been feeling the love from Bryan McClendon (Georgia’s WR Coach) and is impressed by the players the Georgia Bulldogs have put in the league at his position.
When asked what stands out about Georgia, Curtis was quick to point out that one of the best at his position in the NFL spent his college years in Athens.
“I’ve watched them some on TV when A.J. Green was there and they just put Chris Conley into the NFL, too,” Curtis said. “They did well this year.” (Dan McDonald, Rivals)
As of now, Curtis is hardly ready to name a leader—or even state his plans—but he is drawn to one school in particular because he knows they will throw the ball plenty; that school is Texas Tech.
…Tech throws the ball a lot. My coach just told me, ‘You need to look at Tech a lot because they have a reputation for throwing the ball a lot.’ They are known for receivers.” (William Wilkerson, Horns Digest)
The Bulldogs may not throw the ball as much as Texas Tech, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be ample opportunity to make an impact at that position—especially with a top flight quarterback on the way next season; you can bet Jacob Eason will be looking to throw the ball around a little bit when he arrives, and a speedy weapon like Curtis would certainly be nice to have on the field. Even more, the Bulldogs WR history certainly goes beyond that of Conley and Green; there have been plenty of red and black alum who’ve had an opportunity to make a name for themselves in Sanford Stadium and beyond.
Curtis is only 6’0, 180, but he’s fast. He runs a 4.4 forty and he knows what to do once he gets the football in his hands. He can not only get past the defensive back in a hurry, he can wiggle and juke his way beyond a potential tackler with his quick feet and body control. Once he gets beyond the line of scrimmage, he uses his speed to get down the field and into the end zone.
He has excellent acceleration and knows how to gradually move into his top end—his presence on a 4×200 Relay Track Team may have a bit to do with that—and he’s not afraid of a little contact.
Overall, he’s a prospect with a lot of upside and some room to develop physically.