A top-100 prospect in the 2022 recruiting class will make his commitment official just ahead of the madness that will be the Early Signing Period, as four-star defensive lineman Caden Curry will announce his decision live on CBS Sports HQ at 3:30 p.m. ET Tuesday. You can watch the announcement live in the video at the top of this page, on the CBS Sports App or via your connected device (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV).
Curry ranks as the No. 14 defensive lineman and No. 88 overall prospect in the 2022 class according to the 247Sports Composite. At 6-3, 250 pounds coming out of Cedar Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana, he’s attracted attention from many of the top programs in the country and even earned a spot in the All-American Bowl roster. As his big decision approaches, Curry’s finalists include Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Oregon and the in-state Indiana Hoosiers. Curry made official visits to Ohio State, Alabama and Indiana this fall, and currently the 247Sports Crystal Ball is pointing in the direction of the Buckeyes adding another blue chip prospect to their Big Ten-leading 2022 class.
While 247Sports’ national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu notes that Curry “comes across as more compact than his listed size,” the projection includes an NFL future and a “very high floor” thanks to his performance against good competition in high school.
Very productive, disruptive player. Even when he is not the one making the play, he is consistently affecting offenses with his penetration. Gets off the snap quickly and shows the agility to get skinny and get through the line or win with a spin move. Shows violence with his hands. Is able to pursue because he can change directions but also pursues hard. At his best when penetrating, can still get stronger to be able to hold ground against the run more especially projecting him going against stronger college players. Seems extremely high floor because of the way he plays and production against good competition in high school. Still looking for a true verified measurement on him, but a legitimate high major difference maker. Could play end in an odd front or tackle in an even front.