Recruiting: Hurd Says He Has OSU Offer

Cornerback prospect Toney Hurd of Fort Bend (Marshall), Texas, said his coach informed him Thursday that he has a scholarship offer from Oklahoma State. The 5-10, 187-pound cornerback with 4.48 speed said the Cowboys represent at least his fifth offer as Texas A&M, Oregon, California and Auburn have also offered. He said that USC has offered or is real close, and LSU is also close to offering.

"Man, recruiting is crazy," said Hurd, who has been to junior days at Texas A&M and LSU, and said he didn't hear about the one in Stillwater but would attend the next one. "I have heard from nearly every Division I college. I get mail from schools every day."

That is a lot of mail, so does he look at it all? "I read it or I let my mother read it, or my girl reads it," said Hurd.

"Somebody will read it. It is pretty neat to get all this attention. I am pretty open about all these schools. I'm really anxious to talk to any school that wants to help me get my education."

There are plenty of schools willing do that for Hurd based on his ability on the football field. He explained that last season he played safety because he was the only defensive back that could really do it. This season is is expected to play at corner. He led Marshall's defense in tackles with 87 total tackles and 53 of those were unassisted. He also had five interceptions including one that he nearly returned for a touchdown. He also had 16 pass break ups.

"I'm excited because next season. I will get to play at corner and I will also get a chance to return punts and kicks," said Hurd.

As for Oklahoma State, what are his thoughts on the Cowboys and are they in the running? "It doesn't hurt that my favorite color is orange. So yes, they are in the running," said Hurd.

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