Hurt snagged his third offer recently, this one come from CU by way of assistant coach Charles Clark. The three-star, listed at 6-foot, 170 pounds, likes what the Buffs have pitched and he plans to make a return trip to Boulder in the future.
“It was coach Clark actually. He had to say that he really likes me, he really liked the way I play and he wanted to offer me a scholarship to the University of Colorado. That’s actually my third offer now, I have Howard and Jackson State,” Hurt said on his CU offer.
“Duke, Washington and that’s pretty much it right now,” he continued on other Power 5 schools sniffing around.
Colorado’s coaching staff receives positive marks from the 2018 wide out. Clark is leading the push, with help from CU’s co-offensive coordinator slash instant-impact recruiting champion.
“I love them, they make me feel like home,” Hurt said of his contact with CU, adding he’s spoken with Darrin Chiaverini in addition to Clark.
It’s no secret that Lytle is recruiting hard in SoCal for the black and gold. The future CU signal-caller has accounted for 740 passing yards on his young senior season, with 250 of those going to Hurt, per Maxpreps.com.
“Tyler’s doing well, he’s really maturing this year. He’s looking to lead us to a better season,” Hurt said of his teammate.
“Tyler was excited [about my CU offer] as well as I am about it. Hopefully we can look into going to school with each other.”
There is a subtle, subconscious black and gold presence in the halls of Servite High School. We’re talking about Lytle’s choice of athletic apparel after committing to CU.
“That’s all he wears, all the time,” Hurt said on Lytle’s collection of Buffs gear.
Hurt had the chance to hit camps this summer, making a cross country flight to Durham, N.C., as well as that visit to CU. Hurt is working on all aspect of his receiver game in order to get ready for the next level.
“All around, just trying to elevate my game to prepare go to the next level. This year I’m working on my blocking, route running and catching,” Hurt said on his goals for the season.
“I attended Duke, Washington and Colorado’s camp that was in Colorado. [Boulder] was amazing. I got to tour the facilities. First thing I did when I got there and I was mind blown, all the new technology and the weight room and locker room,” he continued on his busy summer.
The three-star hopeful said he had to adjust to Colorado’s altitude, but he feels he fared well at CU’s camp. The Buffs agree, they offered. Duke continues to stay in touch and an offer from the Blue Devils could eventually come down the pipeline.
“They said they like me and like the way I play the game. I’m keeping a lot of contact with them right now,” Hurt said on Duke.
Hurt describes himself as a balanced receiver who can “stretch the defense vertically and go up and get the ball.” There’s a chance the three-star will accompany his quarterback in October when the Buffs host the Oregon State Beavers. A strong bond exists between the Servite products, one that could translate to the college game.
“I think it would be a great opportunity since we already have a lot of chemistry playing at Servite the past two years,” Hurt continued on Lytle. “We’re pretty good friends, we talk all the time.”