Saying that he is getting closer every week to making a commitment, three-star tight end Jonathan Curry of Phenix City (Ala.) Central is focusing on five schools.
"Wake Forest, Purdue, Louisville, Vanderbilt and Nebraska are my top five," Curry said. "I hope to have a decision by early August, or before the season."
Asked if any team led, Curry replied, "No sir."
Of the five, the 6-foot-2, 224-pound Curry has visited all but Nebraska. No more visits are planned, which would appear not to bode well for the Cornhuskers. But Curry said if Nebraska is still in the picture as he narrows his list further, he would consider putting off a commitment at least until he made an official to Lincoln.
Curry's most recent trip was to Wake Forest.
"It went pretty good," Curry said. "I visited the campus and met with the coaches. I liked it."
Curry, who caught 14 passes for 200 yards in 2010, was used mostly as a blocker in his team' offense last season.
"Probably one of the things that stood out about me on my highlight tape was my blocking; me getting in there and being an aggressive blocker," he said. "Coaches like that. They say I'm not afraid to stick my nose in there and make big blocks to spring the back. They also say I can catch. Another thing they like is my versatility. I can line up in different places."
What is Curry looking for in a school?
"Early playing time is pretty important," he said. "I'm looking for a home. And of course, the academic part of it is important. Those are the biggest things. I'm still doing a little research. I'm just making sure I make the right decision. Once I commit, I won't be looking to de-commit."