Hurd still with ND

Notre Dame commitment Toney Hurd has watched the Irish struggle the past two weekends. The cornerback from Marshall High School (Missouri City, Texas) is still committed to the Irish, but he's keeping an open-mind when it comes to recruiting.

Like many of the Notre Dame commitments, Toney Hurd (5-foot-9, 185-pounds) has watched nervously as the Irish have dropped two consecutive games. Other schools have been in contact with him, but for now he is sticking with ND.

"They've struggled, but they've fought back in each one of those losses, they just came up a little bit short," Hurd responded when asked his thoughts on Notre Dame's last two games. "As far as recruiting, I'm still committed to Notre Dame. It's a pretty good school of me, but I'm going to be open-minded. I'm hoping for the best, because I'm a very optimistic person, but I'm going to be open-minded when it comes to the recruiting process.

"As of right now, I'm going through coach Weis, coach Brown and coach Ianello about everything. If there were a departure of those guys, I'm not sure how I'd handle the situation. I don't have any visits scheduled. I talked to my mom and she feels I may need to take another visit in case something happens with the (Notre Dame) coaching situation."

Hurd played his last game for Marshall a couple weeks ago, so now he's focusing on being ready for an all-star game in January.

"I've just been working out and staying in shape," hurd explained. "I'm basically doing everything by myself. My personal trainer comes home soon, so I'm going to get back on my ball drills. Then I'm going to be getting ready for the Under Armor game, which is January 2. Once I get back from there I'm going to be playing soccer.

"This will be my second year playing soccer. I'm just looking forward to getting out there and having some fun. It's good for conditioning, because you get a lot of running in. It's kind of like playing defensive back. You do a lot of back peddling when a guy is coming at you full speed. You have to work your hips a lot to stay with guys. It's a pretty fun sport. You get to talk a little noise, like you talk to receivers. It can get pretty fun." Top Stories