Hawks Looking at Hurley

Iowa has been hitting Chicago hard in 2012 recruiting, already receiving two verbal commitments from the Windy City. Another name from there on which to keep an eye is Julian athlete Dae'Shaun Hurley.

A dynamic high school quarterback, Dae'Shaun Hurley likely will play another position in college. That's the rub when it comes to his recruiting evaluations.

"I can't complain with how my recruitment has done so far," the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder said. "I'm being recruited as an athlete and most of my film is at quarterback. Most of the schools I'm talking with want to see me at (defensive back) and wide receiver." The Class of 2012 athlete holds offers from Illinois, Northern Illinois and Ball State. He's receiving interest from Iowa, West Virginia, Michigan and Bowling Green, among others. Those who have yet to offer seem to be waiting for senior film of him playing defensive back, including Iowa.

"They like me at cornerback," Hurley said of the Hawkeyes. "They told me they're going to see how the season goes because I wasn't able to make it to their camp. So, they want to see how I do these first few games. I'm going to be playing DB full-time this year so they want to see how I do these first few games. I don't really have any film at defensive back, so far. "

Hurley did camp at Illinois, Northern Illinois, Ball State, Northwestern, Eastern Michigan and Notre Dame. He was scheduled to go to a West Virginia event later this month.

Hurley will play quarterback and defensive back at Chicago Julian after transferring from Morgan Park in the offseason. He has a connection to '12 Iowa verbal Maurice Fleming of Curie Metropolitan.

"Me and Maurice are real close," Hurley said. "His coach used to work with my mom. We work out quite a bit in our spare time."

Hurley said that Fleming his working on getting him to join him with the Hawkeyes.

"We've been talking about it," Hurley said.

Hurley started at receiver as a sophomore.

"I've played DB throughout high school, but I haven't played it a lot because my coach didn't want me to get hurt since I played quarterback, too," he said.

Hurley reports a 4.56-second, 40-yard dash. He said he will attempt unofficial visits to Illinois, Northern Illinois, Northwestern and Michigan in August.


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