Steve Sarkisian added one more to his ever-growing Class of 2014 Tuesday morning when Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, Ariz.) offensive lineman Natrell Curtis verbally committed to the Washington Huskies. It was first tweeted by Chris Karpman of ASUDevils.com.
Curtis is rated four stars by Scout and ESPN but only three by Rivals. Here is a snip it of ESPN’s scouting report on Curtis.
This player has a strong frame, but there is the need to re-distribute his present body mass…His nimble feet and arm length should be positives in pass protection…His athleticism suggests double read potential…We see the need to refine all aspects of hand use…Displays good initial quickness getting out of his stance with the ability to adjust his feet to handle movement in tight spaces…Takes proper angles to linebackers while showing the balance and agility needed to play on his feet in space…Curtis will need some time and a redshirt year to develop physically while polishing his technical skills before challenging for starting time at the BCS level of competition.
Curtis is undoubtedly a big addition to the Class of 2014. According to ESPN, he is the fourth four-star commitment, and the ninth total. Three-star offensive tackle Matt James (Coeur D’Alene HS/Coeur D’Alene, Idaho) is the only other offensive lineman in the class thus far.
The Huskies return everyone from their offensive line this year, so it will give Curtis a year to develop, and possibly redshirt, before seeing the field.
The Arizona Wildcats were the other school Curtis was considering. He had 16 offers, including Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Ohio State.[table “21” not found /]