Maryland was the first school to offer Furman back in January. It was fitting since it was the school his father, Tyrone, played at from '79 to '83. The offer came after a stellar junior season. On offense he rushed for 796 yards (7.6 avg) and 14 touchdowns. On defense he had 87 tackles including 25 tackles for loss and 8 sacks. This season his team is off to a 5-1 start and he has already rushed for 707 yards and 11 touchdowns. On defense he is having an even bigger impact because he is being used more in pass coverage this season. His high school is averaging 32 points on offense and the defense is holding opponents to just 14 points per game. They should make the playoffs again and Furman will be leading the way on both sides.
Furman has many offers but seems to like four schools above the rest. Maryland, Michigan, Virginia Tech and West Virginia seem to be the favorites at this time. If Florida or Miami (Fl) would offer they would immediately be amongst the leaders. He has already visited Michigan and Virginia Tech. Furman will want early playing time and Maryland could provide it. Maryland is in good shape with Furman thus far. He knows the school well and likes the coaches. They were his first offer and his father is a former player. Furman wants to be wanted and no other school has shown him the "love" more than Maryland. Maryland can't let a player with his size, speed and athletic ability get away. He is a unique talent and would make an immediate impact. He will excel on special teams on either side right away. Depending on which position he ends up at he could be an impact player for three years.