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Oklahoma State football: Cowboys link up with Georgia family

Currys have been around Georgia Bulldogs football for a long time, but Oklahoma State has a place in their hearts
BY ANTHONY SLATER, Staff Writer Published: September 19, 2012

photo - The Curry brothers: Justin, Darius and C.J.. PHOTO PROVIDED
The Curry brothers: Justin, Darius and C.J.. PHOTO PROVIDED

And in Stillwater, instead of a getaway weekend to reassure C.J. of his secure choice, the family found a new home for its boys.

“Everyone talks about how nice the facilities are, and they are nice, but I always tell people that at the end of the day, it's the people,” Felix said. “You have to feel comfortable with the people. And everything about Coach Gundy and Coach Monken, just everything about the place, me and my wife were really put at ease.”

C.J. returned to Flowery Branch still a Georgia commit, but he would soon change allegiances to OSU. The last-minute pleas of adoring Georgia fans couldn't change anything.

Now considered one of the Cowboys' brightest freshman wideouts, C.J. was the first Curry brother Oklahoma State snatched from deep in Bulldog country. But he wasn't the last.

Darius, the family's middle son, is a talented 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback sculpted out of the Justin Gilbert mold. He committed to OSU two months ago and is set to arrive next year.

Justin, the youngest brother, is a sophomore in high school, just 15-years-old, but already receiving attention. The starting tailback for a 5A school, he ran for more than 300 yards combined the past two weeks against top competition.

“He really likes Jeremy Smith and Joseph Randle,” Darius said of Justin. “So if Oklahoma State was to offer, I'm pretty sure he would take that into huge consideration.”

Three Georgia boys, born and raised to play in Athens on Saturdays, altering the plan and winding up in Stillwater.

It's an unexpected and talented coup for the Cowboys, complete with a new fan.

“To be honest with you about the whole deal, I had to get over the fact that (C.J.) didn't want to go to the University of Georgia,” Felix said. “And I never did say it or show it on my face or in my voice, but I really had to get over that fact. But I'm good with it now … I'll always love Georgia, but I got to go with Oklahoma State as long as my boys are there.”

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