2021 3* WR Tray Curry commits to the HOKIES

Big receiver seemingly commits out of nowhere! He slots in as the 2nd highest rated commit in our 2021 class which has now moved into the 42nd ranked spot in the team composite rankings.

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Love it!

We finally got a Curry
**ducks**


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Edit: 88 76 66 the closest I EVER got to plaid....nice! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Chef curry with the pot boi

At 66 you ain't done yet...

EDIT At 87 you still ain't done yet

EDIT Now at 110... still might not be done yet

If it stops at 87, I'm going to be so annoyed, the 60's was the best that I've done to date LMBO, what can ya do? (shrug) I guess the 80s is my new personal best LMBO

Edit: Major appreciation to those who helped me reach the 100+ plaid milestone. I just knew, this would stop around the 60s again LOL.

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don't make me downvote you to -100 for the leg whoring /s

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Lol, GGC, you a Gunner, but we both Big Blue, don't do me like that homie LOL

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You're the Jurgen Klopp of VT recruiting jokes

Lol, this made me laugh Kop, I figure if we can't get to 100+ this campaign, I'd hold the Reds down on this site LOL

Edit: This didn't age well....

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See what you get??!? See!??!

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Take it to the EPL thread, pal...congrats on the win

You got plaid for stealing a joke off 247.

4th comment down

That joke was on reddit too but it's a pretty easy one if you're a VT sports fan. Doesn't mean he stole it

That joke was on reddit too but it's a pretty easy one if you're a VT sports fan. Doesn't mean he stole it

No problem with the joke itself, but give credit where credit is due.

Another early offer, modeling a theme in this class -- he has since picked up 12 P5 offers including a slew of SEC schools.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

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The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Excited about someone with that size and length. Seems to be quick enough to run some screens as well.

Anyone have any info on why the drop off in his ratings? Great get either way, just interesting to see someone drop from .97 to .88. Seems like maybe there was an injury or something?

Anyone have any info on why the drop off in his ratings?

He committed to VT.

In all seriousness, I'm guessing the recruiting sites must not have loved his Junior tape.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Or they haven't looked at his tape period, which is also a possibility

The last update to his ranking and numbers were in May 2020

I know, but that doesn't mean they've looked at his film.

**cue the rankings don't mean anything sub thread**

probably has to do with competition, or tough Jr season, Soph season was a breakout with the stats.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Please, Please, on the Discourse Thread

I think I'm getting confused as to what folks want on the discourse thread versus a normal thread. gjpvt09's post here was directly related to the commit with minor secondary commentary and zero tertiary commentary.

Is coronavirus over yet?

**cue the is this discourse thread material or news sub thread**

I love all of you

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Yeah, the commit-specific news thread is great to discuss the commit.

We probably don't need to rehash the "stars don't matter" conversation in this thread or any thread really ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… I thought it was tongue in cheek

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Thank you!

**cue the rankings don't mean anything sub thread**

That's all I'm talking about. I think we've all seen more than enough talk about stars and rankings.

Gotcha... Although it appeared to me that the original statement was a joke of sorts.

Edit: Sorry, now I'm the one with a tertiary conversation on a recruiting thread...

Is coronavirus over yet?

Just guessing here...

But as stated above, his Jr. Season film doesn't show a .97 ranking. The kid has great measurables and good straight line speed, but it seems like the competition level is quite low. On top of that he has a couple areas that will need to be improved or developed before facing P-5 competition:

1. He is rarely seen running routes. Most of the film is him running a vertical or some form of an out and up or post. Very raw in the route running department.
2. He rarely uses his hands to catch the football. Reminds me a lot of Bucky Hodges in that regard.

Lots of upside for sure. I'm glad he committed to the good guys!

Is coronavirus over yet?

In regards to reminding you of Bucky, at least he gets YAC on his film, Bucky pretty much was falling wherever he caught the ball. Route running will need work, he isn't real smooth on his breaks.

1-0 every week

Dude has nine SEC offers.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I wonder how many of those were back when he was a .97 ranking.

Before 1st Rating - VT, UVA, Tenn, UGA, Texas A&M, Scar, Louisville, Miss St, UK
While .97 Rated - Nebraska
While .92-.93 Rated - Memphis, Arkansas, Auburn
While .88 Rated - Ole Miss

What was causing his rating to drop over time?

Maybe word got back to 247 that a bunch of those offers weren't commitable, like the UT one.

Someone knew he'd commit to us so they were just getting ahead of it.

Ive heard his tape wasnt up to snuff. But screw it, im happy to have the kid!

FAM!

Yoooooo

Where did this come from?

Welcome to Hokie Nation, Mr. Curry

This kid dropped his commitment on us like

Click here to destroy wall.

MOAB

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Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Seems like this kid wasn't on many VT Recruit followers radar. I wonder if this reinforces a comment a made in one of the recruiting threads that there may be kids our staff have that we don't even know about.

I know he is a 3 star, but he has some things you can't teach at WR.

Always a good time when you have kids join Hokie Nation!

I'm telling y'all. we got some studs in the stable ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

Got our Big Play Tray when Big Play Tre leaves

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

6'4 and 210 already, he grows anymore and he will be a TE which will then enable him to play every position on the field...

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โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

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Tray Curry anagrams to.... Curry Tray?

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Fixed it to be the only curry tray that matters.

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Whatcha got for Yurt Carry?

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It would be awesome if we kept this guy, but he's probably going to Tennessee if they give him a commitable offer. They already have 3 WR's in this class, though, so maybe we're in the clear? Exciting nonetheless!

Yeah a couple Tennessee fans have said he tried to commit to UT in June but wasn't a take. Additionally, another Tenn fan thinks he is holding a spot with VT until an Auburn or Tennessee offer becomes committable. I'm really hoping that is not the case and he is fully committed here.

I don't think so. he reallyyyy likes our staff๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

Great news!

Where do you have info coming from?

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

A homie๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

seems legit

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

It's somebody that you used to know๐Ÿ‘€

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

excuse me I don't use anybody

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Damn it๐Ÿ˜‚

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

Better?

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

Hadn't thought of that song in years, now its back in my head. Damn you.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

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A nice surprise, had no clue who he was but is a big WR, who had some big time SEC offers. I'll throw up a FAMMMMM for this one!

Wooo exciting! Dude has size and can really run. I guess he could work on becoming more of a hands-catcher and running crisper routes, but he seems like a heck of a prospect to me.

ESPN has him as a 4 star

I think people normally use composite.

*whispers* you use whichever ranking is highest.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Everybody knows you only use the highest ranking if it's a guy who committed. If it's a guy who decommitted, you use whichever ranking is lowest in one thread and then rant about how it's the end of our program in another.

;)

I'm pretty steadfast in using only composite or the inhouse 247 rankings. I'm a pretty strong believer that the 247 in house rankings are the best in the business (as they poached the best talent in the business) and are the industry leader since about the early-mid 2010's.

I still use the composite as well, mostly by default. It's the required ranking used on reddit and on the 247 website itself. It's valuable to have multiple inputs, but ESPN has long been seen as a third rate recruiting service, and Rivals has lost a lot of their best people to 247 over the years.

Naquan Brown is an example of this. His composite is wayyyy higher than his 247 only ranking. Need to pick one or the other.

Yep, and if you check his rating history, he's been steadily dropping in the rankings for a long time on both. That's what happens when you blow up as a sophomore and then don't get any bigger. But I'm not here to drag NB, his tape still looks good, but the ht/wt/speed measurables definitely bring some reasonable questions for an edge guy.

Out of nowhere, nice! Welcome to Hokie Nation! #endzonefadesalldayeveryday

I like his size and his offer list. Let's Go!

HOKIES!

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This class has SIZE. Really solid base of (imo underrated) players. Now we just gotta close on Tyleik, Gilliam, and hopefully a couple more high rated guys

Big guy, very strong, great straight line speed. High points jump balls. Great hands. Will need a little work on his initial step and footwork off the snap, that can be improved with some work and coaching. Will be a big time receiver at VT. Welcome Home!

Welcome Home Playmaker....the Curry is Hot!!!!!!

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I'm wondering about him playing as a true freshman. Looks developed enough physically.
Either way sweet pick up and I like how out of the blue it was.

Feels a bit like the Martin commit, in that it seems to have come out of nowhere.

Welcome to the fold.

Welcome aboard Mr. Curry look forward to seeing your highlights on ESPN while wearing a VT uniform!

SandbridgeHokieFan

6-4 205. 16 years old

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but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

https://twitter.com/StephenHargis/status/1285663449507405827?s=20

...An interesting but hopefully not problematic development.

If I had to guess, probably reclassifying and enrolling early, which seems to be the norm now that high school seasons are being canceled due to COVID

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If that was the case I figured one of the recruiting sites would break the news first, but considering his, shall we say, unorthodox recruitment... who knows.

Hope he makes it to VT cause he has some big time potential.

lmao @ the random 3 year letterman in the replies calling a 16 year old a bust and a rulebreaker.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Without even checking I can tell you it's either the famous troll account, that always elicits real responses from people who think he is being serious (bio says he is a youth sports coaching legend), or a copycat account that does the same thing.

Nah, it's some rando who seemingly went to a rival highschool decades ago.

I was making a joke about the account you're alluding to.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I was just about to come correct my comment after checking it out. I see now that you were pointing out this particular loser is an example of why that account exists haha.

Hope the kid pans out.

I was looking at the recruiting class the other day, and realized that Tray is rated higher than another WR who decommited from us to go to Nebraska. Thought that was interesting.

Looks like there is some definite confusion on this departure. He is one of the TN SI All Americans. Don't you have to have decent grades or whatever to qualify for that, or is it solely based on your talents?