Quick chat with Jessel Curry
Not too shabby for a 17-year-old kid, no?
Here's an overview:
- He said the toughest part of the transition is learning what Ted Roof wants him to do. Curry said everything he was taught in high school is "the exact opposite" of what Auburn requires of its linebackers.
- Asked to elaborate, Curry said Auburn's defense emphasizes leverage ... or funneling runners toward the middle of the field. In high school, he played the see-ball-hit-ball game.
- He has no regrets about missing the second semester of his senior season. "I’ve never been to a prom or homecoming, so I wouldn’t even want to goback. That’d be a waste of money to me."
- He's playing on the strong side behind Eltoro Freeman.
- He's named after his father and paternal grandfather, though he realizes very few people around here are named Jessel. He said a quick Facebook search showed that most Jessels live in the Phillippines. "I'm trying to put two and two together ... but I don't get it."
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