Recruiting: Hurd Picks Up Another Offer

Cornerback Toney Hurd of Fort Bend (Marshall), Texas, is one fast athlete at 5-10, 185 pounds with a sub-4.5 clocking in the 40-yard dash. But this spring Hurd was working out with the track team but not competing in track at Marshall. Therefore, the sports ban in Texas because of the swine flu instituted by the governing body of high school sports in the state, the UIL, doesn't impact Hurd.

"I've been working out with the track team but not running track because I wanted to focus on working on football stuff," said Hurd. "That (ban) won't impact me.

"We start spring football on May 4 next week, so I hope that isn't effected. I don't know of anybody at our school that has had the swine flu."

Hurd did act very surprised when he heard about the sports ban and had some sympathy for the track athletes, most of whom he knows well and it does include some of his football teammates. Marshall is scheduled to hold its spring football game on May 21.

As far as recruiting, Hurd said he recently added a scholarship offer to the 16 he has accumulated.

"Kansas offered me a scholarship a week ago," he said. "Yes, I'm still considering everybody and that includes Oklahoma State. I've really been working out and getting ready to put the pads on again.

"I've been talking to everybody from Notre Dame to Florida. Florida is coming down to see me in pads. I'm taking it slow. Arizona, Baylor, U-of-H (Houston) ... a lot of the close schools have already come by (during evaluation). The schools that are further away are coming later so they can see me practice when we are in full pads."

Hurd is focused right now on practice and he said he will start making some decisions and analyzing the schools recruiting him as he gets into the summer.

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