Hursey Working Through Process

In an effort to collect additional scholarship offers – and ultimately be prepared to make an August verbal commitment – Don Hursey continues to spend the summer months attending camps.

"I've went to a lot of camps so far," Hursey said.

Hursey, a 5-foot-10, 176-pound cornerback from Washington (D.C.) Woodson, has camped at Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, Temple, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia. This month, he plans to camp at Wake Forest and return to Virginia Tech's and West Virginia's camps.

Hursey's camp travels have yet to land him new scholarship offers. However, a couple of schools appear poised to join UNC and Vanderbilt on Hursey's offers list.

"West Virginia is looking to offer me at safety," Hursey said. "Virginia Tech wants me to come back down there [and camp] and compete against some of their ‘offer guys,' because they were very impressed when I went down there earlier."

By early August, Hursey plans to make a verbal commitment.

"I just want to get that decision out of the way before the season," Hursey said.

Hursey doesn't have a leader, but several schools have begun to stand out in his mind.

"I really like North Carolina, of course," Hursey said. "I like Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Penn State, North Carolina State – I have a lot of favorite schools."

Hursey attended the final day of UNC's first two-day camp.

"When I was down there, I just got injured the day before in a seven-on-seven game with my high school team," Hursey said. "So I wasn't 100-percent, but I did pretty well. I competed pretty well in the one-on-ones and the drills, but I didn't get a chance to run the [40-yard dash], though."

The UNC coaching staff asked Hursey – and most of their defensive back targets – to attend one of their camps for an in-person evaluation.

"Basically, they said they were very impressed, especially being on the injury," Hursey said. "They like what they see, basically."

UNC offered Hursey in mid-April. However, the coaching staff has more evaluation to do before accepting a verbal commitment from him.

"Right now, they want to see a little of my first couple of game films before they'll let me commit," Hursey said.

Throughout UNC's camp, Hursey worked out under Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator – including some one-on-one instruction.

"[Withers] liked me a lot," Hursey said. "He told me that I remind of him of Sam Madison, and that I had good size for the cornerback position, and I was a smart guy out there."

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