Earlier this week Clemson defensive tackles coach Todd Bates reached into Indiana with an offer to four-star DT Caden Curry (6-5 250) of Greenwood. Indiana has not been a Clemson recruiting hotspot, but the Tigers deemed Curry worthy of an offer coming off a sophomore season of 100 tackles with 26.5 for loss and 10.5 sacks. And being in the Midwest and surrounded by Big 10 schools, Curry did not see the Clemson offer coming.
“It was definitely very surprising,” Curry said. “I didn’t think my film would get all the way down there in the ACC and SEC, but I am glad my film impressed the coaches and they thought enough of me to extend the offer. He (Bates) told me that he likes how I play with speed and a high motor. He also said he likes how I never give up on a play.”
Curry has not visited Clemson, so all he knows about the Tigers is what he’s heard from Bates and what he’s been able to gather on his own.
“I know about them just from watching them on TV here and there, but I don’t really know as much as I want to,” Curry said. “I really want to get down there for a visit when things open up. They are a very competitive team and they always try to win the games they play and try to win everything. They always give the best effort, I feel like.”
The Clemson offer adds to an already impressive list for Curry, a list that includes Alabama, Arizona State, Boston College, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas State, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
“Ohio State, Oregon, Alabama, Indiana, and the schools nearby in the Big Ten are recruiting me the hardest,” Curry said. “If things open up, I would definitely like to go see Ohio State, Clemson, Oregon, and I would like to get down to Alabama to check that out.”
In the 247Sports Composite, Curry is ranked the #1 prospect in Indiana and the #8 defensive tackle nationally in the 2022 class.