De'Anthony Curtis visited by familiar coaches

Mississippi Scout
Posted Jan 16, 2008


De'Anthony Curtis (RB, Camden, Ark) - Scout.com's #19 ranked running back had a productive season for Fairview this past year.

"It went good," added De'Anthony Curtis. "We went 12-1 and lost in the 3rd round of the playoffs to Greenwood. I had 119 carries for 1, 237 yards and 19 TD's. I was named the Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year."

What most did the 5' 9", 198 pounder improve on this year?

"Mostly catching the ball and making things happen after contact. My blocking really improved a lot too."

How is recruiting going?

"It is going really good. We have opened things up, but I am still committed to Arkansas."

Who else is involved?

"Ole Miss brought in their head coach Tuesday. Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Mississippi State, and Texas Tech are also on me pretty good."

How did the visit with Coach Nutt go?

"It went real good. Coach Nutt and Coach (Tracy) Rocker and Coach (Derrick) Nix were here and they just laid everything out for me. They talked about who they had coming back and how they wanted to use me. It was like a reunion seeing those guys (Nutt and Rocker) again. They have been recruiting me since I got in high school. It was good seeing them again."

What next?

"I am visiting Ole Miss on January 25th and I am excited about it," he said. "I will visit Arkansas this weekend. I already visited Oklahoma State. I was supposed to go to Tennessee last weekend, but I didn't go. I'm not sure if I will reschedule them or not."

Where does that leave Tennessee?

"I am not sure. Really, I am pretty much focusing on Arkansas and Ole Miss, but I am not closing the door on anyone for good. Things could change. I just do not know yet for sure."

What will Curtis look for while he is on his remaining visits to find the best fit for him?

"This weekend, I am going to check out Coach (Bobby) Petrino and see how things are at Arkansas with the coaching change. I am still committed to Arkansas, but I am looking around. When I committed to Arkansas, I committed to the staff that was there and the school. I want to see how the new staff is and then I want to check out Ole Miss and see about the school - I already know that staff. I feel really comfortable with them, so it is all about the school when I go down there."

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