Tennessee product Alex Hurst (6'6, 305) out of Arlington High School recently made his decision on when he will announce his college choice.
"I will make my announcement
sometime in September," Hurst informed.
What teams will he be deciding
"Right now I am still looking at my
top 3 schools (LSU, Tennessee, and Notre Dame)." said Hurst.
The last time TigerRag.com caught
up with Hurst he
had only received one offer from one of his top 3 schools and that was LSU. Has
anything changed since then?
"I received an offer from
Tennessee, but I am still waiting to receive an
offer from Notre Dame," Hurst explained. "I'm expecting to receive one
from them next month."
So what separates the
"They are all good universities and
they are all a good distance from my house," Hurst answered. "I think they all have nice
facilities too, but I think LSU's facilities are nicer than Tennessee's. Notre Dame
has nice facilities as well, but their locker room is different than both LSU
It has more of an old school look to it because the lockers still have wooden
frames and there are no plasma T.Vs and things like that in it."
Does Hurst hear from one school more than
"I receive text messages from all 3
schools just about everyday," said Hurst. "However, coach Porter from LSU and I
have become close as of late. I think we have a pretty good relationship. It's
nice to talk to him about things away from football"
What are some factors that may play
a role in Hurst's ultimate
"Getting early playing time will
definitely play a role in my decision," Hurst informed. "Coach Miles from LSU said he
was going to be losing a few lineman and I could probably see some early playing
time over there.
"Staying in my home state to play
football would be nice, but that will not be a deciding factor in my final
decision. Most of my friends and family here in Tennessee have said they would support my decision if I
were to chose either LSU or Notre Dame over Tennessee."
What else is Hurst going to be looking
"If anything crazy would happen
such as a coach leaving a school or something like that," Hurst explained. That would
probably alter my decision one way or the other. I want to make sure that the
guy who recruited me is going to be there when I arrive on campus in
Hurst was recently named to the 2007 Vandy Mania Tennessee Super 44 List
for his play as an offensive lineman last season. The Super 44 list is a list of
best high school football players. Hurst also added his name to the All-Metro team
Hurst ended the conversation with
"I like being a lineman because
there isn't a play that goes by in which I do not get the chance to hit
somebody," said Hurst. "There is contact after every snap and I
like hitting people."