Curtis Pulley, Hopkinsville’s (Kent.) starting quarterback, has put together an impressive senior season. He committed to Kentucky in August, and has since led Hopkinsville to a 12-0 record and a spot in the state regional championship.
With his success on the field has come renewed attention from some other schools. Pulley said he’s still committed to the Wildcats, but is listening to some other programs.
“I talk to Coach Phillips (Recruiting coordinator Joker) a lot, but I’ve always considered all the other schools that were interested in me. I’ve been talking to Mississippi State, Louisville, South Carolina and Memphis. I have an offer from Mississippi State, and I’ve been thinking about them and Louisville since the start and Memphis now because it seems like they have a nice program. I like how Louisville is in-state and is doing good this year.
“I’m still committed to Kentucky, and I like how they have a lot of young guys. I think I can play there with those guys.”
Pulley said that he will make visits to schools, though they will have to wait until after the season ends. For now, he’s still contemplating what he will base his decision upon.
“I think when I choose I’ll be thinking about a few things,” he said. “I’ll be looking for the place that’s most comfortable, where I like the coaching staff and where the academics are strong. My former teammates, Ricky Abren plays line (Nose tackle) at Kentucky and Dustin Lopez (Defensive back) starts at Memphis, so that could help those schools.”
Pulley has racked up over 2,300 passing yards and rushed for over 1,000 while leading Hopkinsville’s dual-threat offense. He said he is content with the season, and is excited about the skills he can bring to college.
“It’s been a pretty good season with being 12-0 and all,” Pulley said. “I think my being able to run and pass is real tough on defenses, because you can’t focus on one way to stop me. If you try to focus on the run I’ll just throw downfield, and if you drop back to shut off the pass I’ll burn you on the run.”
The signal caller is the No. 6 overall prospect in Kentucky, and is among the top 20 dual-threat quarterback prospects in the country.