Curry not headed to Sooners

Curry not headed to Sooners

OU will not be adding former Nebraska defensive tackle Aaron Curry to its roster, his father confirmed Monday.

Former Nebraska defensive tackle Aaron Curry Jr. is still searching for a home. Only thing that’s known as of Monday afternoon is it won’t be at Oklahoma or with the Huskers.

Curry’s father, Aaron Curry Sr., confirmed to Sooners Illustrated on Monday OU does not have any scholarships available for his son. Curry Jr. will not transfer to OU and the family is not looking at any walk-on scenario at the university.

“He was going to transfer there, but they said they don’t have any scholarships for him,” Curry Sr. said. “We’ve talked to six different schools so we’ll just see.”

Curry Sr. said the family is talking with TCU, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Kansas State as possible destinations for his son.

The common denominator in all this is Curry Jr. is going to play closer to home. Originally a three-star recruit from Keller (Texas) Fossil Ridge, there are no hard feelings between the Curry family and Nebraska.

“Everything was fine and great,” Curry Sr. said. “It wasn’t like he was looking for a fresh start or anything. He just wants to be closer to home.”

And OU was the ideal option. Curry Sr. played basketball for the Sooners, and OU was the school of choice for the family when Curry Jr. was being recruited.

Coincidentally, OU took no defensive tackles for the Class of 2012 and now OU’s roster is loaded with depth at the position that it has decided to not take on any more tackles.

Curry Sr. said they never considered a walk-on scenario because they believe it will work out with one of the schools. The family is hoping to hear back either later Monday or Tuesday on where his potential future will be.

Curry Jr. played in every game last season as a sophomore for Nebraska, and he started all eight Big Ten games. He had 24 tackles, including three for loss and two sacks.

Fighting for playing time was going to be tough because of the depth and quality the Huskers have on campus but that didn’t factor into his decision to transfer, Curry Sr. said.

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