– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
Less than 48 hours before National Signing Day, Wagoner linebacker Patrick Curley has found a landing spot. The Bulldog standout has committed to Texas Tech after taking a visit to Lubbock and earning an offer from the Red Raiders. After receiving the offer, Curley immediately accepted and will now get a chance to play not only D1 football, but D1 football in a Power 5 conference.
Curley was rated as the fourth best linebacker in the state and the third best in Oklahoma’s 2018 class. Only Jalen Redmond and Coby Tillman were higher rated 2019 prospects, both of which are headed to OU. Curley has had an up and down career at Wagoner. The up’s have been All State caliber play, record breaking winning streaks and state championships. The low’s have been a season-ending injury that kept Curley from really gaining momentum early in his career. Despite that, Curley still had the attention of coaches after his stellar play.
Curley is the only Oklahoma prospect that is committed to the Red Raiders. Wagoner wide receiver Nikia Jones is considering signing with Texas Tech, among several other schools. If Jones decides on one of those other schools, and Curley is the only Oklahoman to sign with the Red Raiders, he’ll be just the third Oklahoma prospect to sign with Texas Tech since 2011. Former Millwood standout Cameron Batson just finished off a great college career at Tech. Former Southmoore defensive lineman Noah Jones is finishing up his sophomore season in Lubbock.