Malik Curtis has a particular set of skills. The true sophomore racked up 47 passes, 726 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior wide receiver in high school. The electric Curtis stands in at 5-11 and saw action in eight games last year. ESPN had Curtis rated the number 84th cornerback in the country. Also touting a Boston College offer out of high school, the Hurricanes triumphantly landed the services of the speedy Curtis. Besides opportunities in the defensive back field, look for his role on special teams to continue, expand and improve. Curtis was former high school teammate of current incoming freshman Chris Graves Jr. at Bishop Verot.
Te’Cory Couch is a perfect candidate standing in at 5-10 and 170 lbs. to be the Hurricanes primary nickel corner. The former Chaminade-Madonna high school standout saw action in all 12 games and made six starts. Couch led the Hurricanes last season with five pass break ups. You add his 37 tackles to the mix, Couch is a willing tackler and a tenacious option vs. the slot. Couch saw action in 13 games as a true freshman and 11 games as a sophomore so he has the experience necessary to factor. The former ESPN 300 rated recruit had an extensive offer sheet. In the end, Couch chose the Hurricanes over offers from, LSU, Michigan, Louisville, Ole Miss and Tennessee among others.
Isiah Dunson comes in at 6-1 and 186 pounds. The third-year sophomore saw action in 10 games but primarily as a special teams player last season. As a freshman in 2020, Dunson saw action in nine game and finished the season with six total tackles. Two of those came in the 52 to 10 beat down of Florida State at Hard Rock Stadium. The Georgia native and former Tucker high school consensus four star prospect chose the Hurricanes over those same Seminoles, Louisville, Nebraska, South Carolina and Texas.
Chris Graves Jr. just made waves on episode 36 of the Orange Bowl Boys because the reports have been that Graves has looked the part. Do not be surprised to see the young freshman assimilate into the rotation according to Scoop Martell. The consensus four-star prospect was listed as the 30th best athlete in the nation by ESPN. Another two way player in high school, Graves played wide receiver and cornerback for Bishop Verot in Fort Meyers, Florida. When you are 6-1 and have length and coverage ability, coaches typically find a spot for you sooner rather then later.