Waiting for the Magic

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Dec 30, 2008


Demontre Hurst visits Miami officially on Jan. 23. "They are probably recruiting me the hardest," Hurst said. "They get a lot of publicity for producing great defensive players and I really like the prestige and history at Miami. That's one of those schools that I've always liked. I told myself that I'd wait until after my trips to commit. But you never know…if I have one of those magical..."

Demontre Hurst, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound three-star cornerback from Lancaster, Texas, still favors Miami and says the 'Canes lead slightly over Oklahoma State (unsure of offer), North Carolina and Arizona.

"I know Oklahoma State verbally offered me and I'm hearing from them a lot," Hurst said of Oklahoma State. "But I haven't gotten anything official from them yet. I'm not sure if it's all set and done yet."

Despite Hurst’s confusion about a Cowboy offer, he may be visiting Stillwater on January 16 - that is if he doesn't visit North Carolina that weekend instead. "It'll be to either of those schools," he said.

"I like the program at Oklahoma State and how they've been doing," Hurst said. "They've really grown a lot.

"And North Carolina is still real young but they are coming up," he said. "They have a lot of pride in their school and they have good fan support. The football program is coming up and they did really well this year and will do even better next year."

Hurst says he watched the Tar Heels lose narrowly to West Virginia in their bowl game and gives the Tar Heels credit. "They really impressed me," he said. "They played West Virginia hard and they are still young.

"Same with Miami," Hurst said of the 'Canes following their tough loss to Cal in the Emerald Bowl. "Miami really hung in there with Cal and that was real fun to watch. All those freshman stepping up. It's pretty exciting."

He'll be visiting the 'Canes officially on Jan. 23. "They are probably recruiting me the hardest," he said. "They get a lot of publicity for producing great defensive players and I really like the prestige and history at Miami. That's one of those schools that I've always liked."

Hurst's first official visit was back on Oct. 18 when he tripped to Arizona. "I really like coach Mike Stoops," he said. "I like the defense they run and he's got a good reputation of coaching some great defensive players."

Although Hurst was scheduled to visit Michigan on Jan. 9, he says that trip is unlikely to occur. "I'm not sure about that one anymore," he said. "I know they just lost their defensive coordinator (Scott Shafer), so I'm holding off.

"I talked to (linebackers) coach Jay Hopson about it and he said they'll get someone great," he said. "But I don't want to take a visit there if they don't have a defensive coordinator yet."

Hurst, ranked as the No. 40 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, says he'll wait until after his official visits before deciding. "I told myself that I'd wait until after my trips to commit," he said. "But you never know…if I have one of those magical visits I may do it.

"I really want to go where there's stability with the coaches," he said. "I want them to be around while I’m there."

Hurst reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 1290 SAT.



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