Floridian linebacker Cameron McCurry made his commitment to play football at Villanova official today, announcing it via Twitter. The 6-0 and 215lb linebacker had offers from Harvard, Jacksonville, Penn and Wofford in addition to Villanova and is rated 2-stars by both Rivals and ESPN.
He visited Villanova's campus over the weekend and was sold on the school by the time he left.
Though undersized, McCurry reacts quickly to to offenses and is able to make beat blockers and take inside-out angles to the ball. He has good downhill speed and lateral movement as well. He projects to be his best at inside linebacker, but will need to add bulk to his frame to become productive at that position.
This is the 11th known member for Andy Talley's recruiting class. Villanova’s other 2012 commitments are:
- Jake Prus (OL, Woodstown HS)
- Nico D’Angelo (OL, Holy Spirit – 2 stars)
- Austin Calitro (ILB, Danbury – 3 stars)
- Javon White (RB, Souderton HS)
- Aaron Wells (RB, River Hill HS)
- Tanoh Kpassagnon (DE, Wissahickon HS)
- Michael Burke IV (WR, Columbia HS– 1 star)
- Corey Majors (LB, Worcester – 3 stars)
- Jonathan Green (OL, North Schuylkill)
- Bradley Seaton (OT, Brunswick, CT)
Coaching Hires Not Yet Settled
Villanova has not yet announced the identities of the new football assistant coaches, replacing defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator, Mark Reardon and defensive line coach Dave Sollazzo. Both coaches left prior to the new year. Reardon took the head coaching job at St. Augustine Prep in south Jersey while Sollazzo joined the new staff at UMass.
Together the two coaches recruited all of New York and New Jersey for the Wildcats.
It has been rumored that current linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Billy Crocker is a top candidate for the defensive coordinator job. He moved to his current position in the previous of-fseason after previously coaching defensive line.
Clements Back on the Market
Cornerback Mark Clements of Oakcrest High School in New Jersey was expected to be a member of the 2012 football recruiting class, but some late issues with the College Board mean that he is unlikely to get through Villanova's admissions process. He had been experiencing delays in the release of his SAT scores over the holiday season.
It appears that the issue has come to a head, however, and the talented defensive back will be looking for another place to play football next year. That will leave Villanova without a player who can play cornerback in the 2012 recruiting class, limiting the competition to replace James Pitts for the moment.