TUCSON, Arizona — If the Arizona Wildcats are going to have a strong passing game this year, it will be thanks in part to their Houston connection.
Sophomore quarterback Grant Gunnell and wide receiver Boobie Curry first met when they were freshmen at St. Pius High School in Houston.
"Ever since then we’ve been close," said Curry.
The two helped each other set Texas state records. Gunnell compiled the most high school career passing yards, and Curry recorded the most receptions in a game with 26.
"At the end of the day, when things are rough, and it’s hard to move the ball downfield, we always had a connection."
The two are close on the field, but even closer off of it.
"Family dinners, family, gatherings, Thanksgiving."
It it wasn’t a forgone conclusion they were going to attend Arizona together. However, Gunnell and Curry both liked Arizona's offense, as well as coordinator Noel Mazzone.
"t was a perfect fit for both of us at the end of the day."
Curry’s freshman season was held back by a shoulder injury. He is currently healthy, and the two roommates spent a lot of time during the pandemic shutdown training for the upcoming season.
"We got the timing down with routes and studied the playbook so our timing is looking very good right now."