July 6, 2008
Texas CB piling up offers
Lancaster, Texas hands down produces some of the fastest athletes from the Lone Star state when it comes to track. However, the talent on the gridiron the last few years is becoming equally impressive as college recruiters have flocked to the DFW suburb in search of big time gamebreakers.
This year's cast of Tiger playmakers, especially the secondary, certainly fit the mold of D-1 players and is headlined by cornerback Demontre Hurst. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound speedster has offers from programs across the nation.
"I've got around 15 offers," Hurst said. "Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Arizona, Michigan, Colorado State, I believe Kansas State, SMU, Iowa, Iowa State, TCU, and Utah I think. Kansas is also showing interest but they haven't offered yet. I think (Texas)A&M is showing a lot of interest too."
An all-district performer in 2007, Hurst racked up 50 tackles, 1 blocked kick, 1 forced fumble, and an impressive 20 pass breakups. With a handful of offers to choose from Hurst says he's still taking time to study what each school has to offer.
"I really can't say that I have a favorite," he said. "I'm still doing research on each of the schools. I'm looking hard at academics, I want to go to a school that has what I want to major in. As far as location, I'll go anywhere basically."
One school that has made an impression on Hurst thus far is TCU, who he is set to see next week.
"I know quite a bit about TCU," he said. "I've been watching them for a minute now. I'll be up there next week and I'm trying to get a coach to show me around the school. I've been doing research on them and I really like them a lot. I'm going up there for my USA summer track meet, it's going to be there next week."
Hurst, who competes in the relays and open 400 (47.6) hasn't had much time to attend many camps so far this summer due to his heavy track schedule.
"I've actually only been to one camp this summer and that was to Arizona," he said. "I plan on attending more but my track schedule is just really busy. I'll try to get to one."
Hurst says he's in no hurry on making his decision and plans to take full advantage of seeing each school on his final list.
"I'll probably wait until after the season is over with," Hurst said on a decision. "I want to take all my visits just to make sure that I make the right decision."
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