All eyes were on four-star receiver Terrell Bynum at Anaheim (Calif.) Servite this year - he has about 20 offers that include the likes of Michigan, Oklahoma and UCLA. However, Delon Hurt, a rising 2018 prospect became a starter alongside and will have the opportunity for a big role next season as Bynum is transferring to St. John Bosco.
“This past season went good,” Hurt said. “I got an opportunity to make an impact as a sophomore. I got the opportunity to start this year. I had about 300 yards receiving, but this upcoming season I plan on having a bigger role with Terrell Bynum transferring.”
Hurt has already received interest from power-five conference schools so far, including Boston College, Duke, Louisville, Mississippi, Tennessee and Washington . The 6-foot, 170-pound receiver will have the chance to impress on the 7-on-7 circuit with Elite Athletics this summer, and will be the leading returning receiver as a junior for his high school with three-star quarterback Tyler Lytle slinging the ball.
“I’m just working as hard as I can, getting in the weight room as much as I can,” Hurt said. “I see myself being able to play anywhere on the field, either inside or outside. My routes, I describe myself as a technician. I get in and out fast and I can get off the press well.
“I hope that (coaches and scouts) see that I’ve increased my speed from this past season, I’m bigger and taller and that I’m an overall better player. I’m working on my routes, getting in and out of the press and becoming a better player overall.”
Earlier this month, Hurt watched as his teammates Keyon Riley and Tre Webb signed with UCLA and San Jose State respectively. He is on pace to be in their shoes at this time two years from now.
“It was very surreal to know that I got to see those guys work hard day in and day out and I’m glad to see that their hard work payed off for them,” Hurt said. “I’d like to thank my parents, my coaches (including coaches Meyer, McBride and Johnson) and my trainers for getting me where I’m at today.”