Three official visits in place for Furman

Four-star safety Josh Furman was extremely impressive at the Maryland Crab Bowl combine. With some of the top schools in the country recruiting him, three have currently emerged as the leading contenders to land his services.

Four-star safety Josh Furman is impressive.

The 6-foot-2, 187-pound Old Mill star easily handled all drills at the Maryland Crab Bowl combine on Saturday, showing why he is ranked the 12th best safety in the country.

With offers from everyone from Oklahoma to West Virginia, he has a bevy of quality schools to choose from, but three seem to be emerging from the rest.

"I'll definitely be visiting Maryland, Michigan, and Virginia Tech," Furman said, though he refused to name them his favorites.

He has a September 12th visit planned to visit Michigan and is very excited about it. Furman had nothing but great things to say about Michigan and coach Rich Rodriguez.

"They are a very prestigious program," he said. "I think Rich Rodriguez is really going to turn it around and they are going to be very good this year."

Another school that Furman really likes is local school Maryland. He admits to being impressed by the program plus the fact a close family member attended the school.

"Maryland is a great school," he said. "My father went there so he gets on me a lot to consider them."

While clearly very impressive in all of the workouts at the combine, he still isn't content with where he is at right now. He is very focused on trying to improve his footwork, to better his coverage abilities.

Although he doesn't know when he will make a decision, especially because he still has his official visits to make, but he does know what he is looking for in a school.

"I'm really looking for a family atmosphere," he said. "I want a successful program with good academics"

The star safety had 87 tackles, eight sacks, six forced fumbles and two blocked punts last season. Not only does he think he can improve on those numbers this season, but is also very excited about what his team can do.

"I have very high expectations. We have really been building team chemistry and can have a big year."


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