Ed Orgeron set a goal of signing two running backs in the 2018 recruiting class. Chris Curry puts him at at least half way there.
The No. 15 running back in the nation this year, Curry was a top target for Orgeron and the Tigers who look to rebuild a backfield that is expected to lose Derrius Guice to the NFL and will certainly lose Darrel Williams to graduation next season.
Curry committed to the Tigers in June over offers from some of the top teams in the country, such as USC, Wisconsin, Florida and Michigan, among others.
Curry's father told Scout.com this summer that his son ran a time of 4.68 seconds in the 40-yard dash on an ankle that was 90 percent healthy.
LSU also expects to sign athlete Tae Provens and slide him into a change-of-pace running back role.
Wednesday is a historic day for LSU, coach Ed Orgeron and the entire college football world as thousands of high school seniors make their com…
Name: Chris Curry
Position: Running Back
Measurables: 5-foot-11, 200 pounds
High School: LeHigh Senior
Hometown: LeHigh Acres, Florida
Committed: June 22, 2017
247Sports Position Rank: 15
247 Composite rating: 4 stars
At a Glance: As the lone running back committed right now, Curry is a key component to LSU's 2018 class with the expected loss of its top two ball carriers next year. While the Tigers hope to sign another back in this class, Curry was one of their top targets.
What They’re Saying: “Chris Curry is one of those guys who reminds me, in a way, of Darrel Williams. He’s a bigger back. Certainly of the two running backs they have committed, he’s more prototypical of the LSU running back LSU fans are used to.” - 247Sports recruiting analyst Shea Dixon