Game of the Week Feature: Tray Curry is the next big thing
Everyone is always looking for the next big thing. The Bradley Central Bears know they have him, in the form of 6'4" wide receiver, Tray Curry. Oh, and he's only 14-years-old.
"They'll be like, wow, so amazed and shocked that I'm 14 years old. I be like, well I'm 14," Curry said.
As Curry prepares for game three of his sophomore year, he's already locked up scholarship offers from Virginia Tech and Arkansas. But he still has a long way to go, and according to Head Coach Damon Floyd, he knows.
"He understands what's at stake, he has high aspirations, and he wants to reach those goals. We kind of laid it out for him, this is what you got to do to get there. So far, he's been great about it and he's worked hard," Floyd said.
And hard work is what comes to mind when people speak about him, but Curry credits senior quarterback Dylan Standifer with helping him adjust to football at the varsity level.
"Any time they need anything, I'm here to fix the little things to help them out, if they don't know what they're doing. Tell them to watch the guy in front of them. You know, Tray, like I said he got to play last year, so he's familiar with the offense. He's got a good feel for it now," Standifer said.
At the end of the day, there are some things you just can't teach. Sure, being a 6'4', 14-year-old with D-1 offers on the table are some of those things. But for Tray Curry, he knows what's important, and to him, that's the name of the game.
“For my family. To take care of my family when I get older. So my mom don't have to work no more," Curry said.