Buffalo reached deep into Ohio for their most recent verbal commitment.
Alec Curts, a 6'3", 253 pound defensive lineman from Mount Vernon Ohio committed after a recent campus visit. He was in Amherst visiting with the UB coaching staff this past weekend when the school offered him a full scholarship. Despite interest from Akron and Miami of Ohio, both closer schools to home, Curts committed to the Bulls.
The second team all Ohio Capital Conference player told Bull Run that he really liked the "vibe he got from the coaches and the staff. " Most of his interaction with the UB football staff was between himself and Buffalo coaches Jeff Quinn and Alex Wood. Curts singled out these two coaches as being a big factor in his commitment to Buffalo.
Recently at an Ohio Combine Curts wowed MSR Ohio.
MSR OHIO: Offensive Linemen at the Combines
Alec Curts (2015) - Mount Vernon. Measured 6'3-257. Ran 5.0/40. Pro shuttle - 4.8. L-cone 7.7. Runs really well. Athletic. Needs to keep adding weight/strength. A camp guy. One of the most impressive OL guys in the combine.
|Home Town:||Mount Vernon, OH|
|Intended Major:||Exercise Physiology|
Despite his offensive line prowess Curts is being recruited by the Bulls with the defensive line in mind. He and UB senior Dalton Barksdale (Cass Tech, Detroit MI) spent some time connecting during his visit. Barksdale is one of the Bulls big contributors on the defensive line, appearing in all 13 games last season.
Despite the focus on the defensive line the staff still talked with him about the offense. His combine numbers and prep level performance indicate he could grow into either role in Buffalo.
250 pounds is a little on the light side for an NCAA division one lineman. He will be spending quite a bit of time over the next year or two bulking up. He has a good work ethic and a frame which looks like it can easily handle another 20 or so pounds without sacrificing his impressive athleticism.
For his major Curts is considering Exercise Physiology. He is also considering a minor in History.