Wide Receiver D.J. Hord (6-1, 185 lbs., 4.35 in the 40, 3.2 GPA) is a Max Emfinger 4 star wide receiver. As a junior he caught 10 touchdown passes for around 600 yards. In track he's run a wind-aided 10.39 100 meters and a 21.7 200 meters. And in basketball this past winter he averaged 10 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds a game.
We spoke to D.J. Sunday evening. His mother had told us D.J. was going to the the Michigan Camp this summer, but with three offers 'in the bag' so far and a lot of schools, including U-M, showing interest, D.J. himself is still in more of a 'wait and see' mode.
D.J., your mom said you were going to sign up for the Michigan Camp?
"Well, it's not for sure yet. My mom got the information about it this morning."
"One of my mom's best friends lives up there, close to Ann Arbor."
Who are your top schools right now?
"I don't really even have a firm list yet."
"But Michigan is up there .... along with Missouri, Florida, Kansas State, Boston College, and some others ... I have offers from Missouri, Kansas and BC."
"But I'm not even sure what sport I'll play in college ... football, basketball or track."
We saw that you already ran a wind-aided 10.39 100 meters this spring.
"Yeah! I was told it was the 12th fastest time in the nation so far this year."
What is it about that peaks your interest about Michigan?
"I like Michigan's location -- it's away from home but not too far away. And their offense is spread out -- it's passing offense."
Do you see yourself as strictly a wide receiver, or a an 'athlete'?
"Right now, strictly as a receiver ... but I'd play defensive back in college if they wanted me to."
What are your strengths as a player?
"My speed and athleticism. And my jumping ability -- I've been measured with a 35 inch vertical jump."
Rockhurst had running back Tony Temple who generated a lot of press attention last year, but he was hurt most of the season, wasn't he?
"Yeah, Tony had hamstring problems. He only played in three games I think. But we still made it to the state quarterfinals."
D.J. Hord: "It's not for sure yet."
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