High School Accolades: AP Division 1 All-State (2015), Columbus Dispatch All-Metro
Senior Season Stats: 73 tackles, 3 interceptions and 9 pass breakups; 669 passing yards, 254 receiving yards, 250 rushing yards and 15 total TDs
Our View: What you’ll see is a player who is completely unselfish. Just how unselfish, though? Try knowing he is a safety at the next level and still putting his body on the line as a fill-in quarterback for a team that ended up going undefeated and won a 10th-straight league title.
It makes you want a player like that on your team, but it also shows just how good of an athlete Currens really is. He may not blow you away with speed or pop with crazy hits or catches or whatever — he just seems to be in the right position to make the right play at the right time.
Having good football instincts and intelligence at this early state of his football life gives him a leg up. Will it be enough to see the field early? That’s doubtful given some of the other players in this class and adhead of him at Wisconsin already.
Currens just seems like a classic Wisconsin player, and may end up being a valuable member of this team at safety or elsewhere before his career is done. Just don’t expect it to be a quick impact.