Hurd Wavering?

Toney Hurd was sold on Notre Dame a day into his official visit, and held to his commitment to the Irish during the coaching search, but the cornerback from Marshall High School (Missouri City, Texas) appears to be looking at other options at this time.

During Notre Dame's coaching search Toney Hurd (5-foot-9, 185-pounds) said that he would stick to his commitment to Notre Dame, but after a visit to Texas A&M last weekend, it's obvious that the Irish might lose one of its committed players.

"As of right now I don't want to comment on the college situation," Hurd responded when asked about his commitment to Notre Dame. "As of now, I'm still committed to Notre Dame. I'm just taking the process slow.

"Right now a lot of this has to do with me being comfortable. I feel a lot of factors are leading me to not be comfortable. It isn't just one thing, it's a lot of factors put together that could alter my decision."

Brian Kelly has been in the process of assembling his new staff and managing the transition to South Bend, so he hasn't been able to reach all of the 18 committed recruits.

"I haven't talked to coach Kelly or coach Alford," Hurd said. "They called the other day and I was working out. I called them back, but their phone went straight to their voice mail.

"At this point I'm going to take things slow. I'm not going to have a timeline. I'm just not sure."

While Hurd contemplates his college decision, he's busy preparing for the Under Armor All-American game held in held on January 2, 2010.

"I'm just going down there to have some fun," Hurd explained. "It's going to the best of the best players down there. We've all worked hard since we were little kids, playing little league football. This is an experience that you only have once. I'm not going to go down there with a point to prove. We all want to do good, but I'm just going to go down there to play football, have fun and play for the love of the game."


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