"After what he did as a sophomore, it was a tall task for him to come back and duplicate it since everybody knew who he was and would be keying on him, but he matched it," said Enterprise head coach Kevin Collins.
Curry was named All-State honorable mention by the Alabama Sportswriters Association (ASWA) as a sophomore with 1,329 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns for a 7-4 Wildcat team. This year the Wildcats only managed a 4-6 record, but Curry ran for 1,273 yards and 16 touchdowns.
"Willie just explodes through the hole," said Collins. "He's fast, but isn't a slasher. He does such a good job of making subtle cuts toward the inside to get on the defender's weak shoulder. He makes it hard to get a good shot on him."
Collins says Curry is getting attention from "everybody" in recruiting across the southeast to the mid-west and beyond. He's still has his senior year ahead of him and is on pace to set school records.
"He's closing in on the school record of runs of 50-plus yards," said Collins. "Once he cuts across the grain, he's very difficult to slow down."
The last great back from Enterprise was Cedric Smith who played at the University of Florida
from 1986-89 and went on to spend eight seasons in the NFL. Curry has the talent to take his game a long way as well.
"What impresses you the most about Willie is what he does off the field," Collins said. "He's a fine representative of our program and of our community. He's an honor student who was selected to go to Washington D.C. and to tour Congress. He's very well-spoken and highly thought of around here by his peers and his teachers. Willie's the total package both on the field and off."
Curry, 5-8, 185, was injured in the last game of the season against Charles Henderson which most likely kept him from breaking the 1,300 yard barrier for the second straight year. Before he left the game, he had three carries for 20 yards and one catch for nine yards. The Wildcats went on to lose to Henderson 40-41 in three overtimes to finish 4-6 on the year.
"He's traveled on a few unofficial visits so far," Collins said on Curry's recruitment. "He's been to a couple of in-state games. We'll probably take him to some camps over the summer and look for him to have a big senior year."
Curry wears No. 20 for the Enterprise Wildcats. This was Kevin Collins' 6th year coaching the team.
Willie Curry at Enterprise, Ala. is starting to remind people in the southeastern part of the state of the great Wildcat standout Cedric Smith. The junior running back just turned in back-to-back seasons of 1,300 and 1,200-plus yards in 6A play.
Head Coach Kevin Collins talks of the 2012 star athlete.