Hurst Holds 15 Offers

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There's never a shortage of athletes in Lancaster which is a suburb just south of Dallas, and CB Demontrae Hurst is another in the long line of Tiger athletes. The 5'11 175 pound CB boasts 4.43 speed in the forty yards dash and a 35 inch vertical leap as he earned 2nd team all 15-4A honors as a junior.

Hurst who is a three year starter for LHS, is also a member of the Lancaster track team where he specializes in the relay events. Last month, Demontrae was a part of the Lancaster 4x400 relay team which finished second at the Class 4A State track meet running a time of 3:16.61.

"I think my strength is my ability as a pure cover corner, I break on the ball well and can make plays," says Hurst who plans on improving his footwork and putting in some extra work in the weight room this summer.

Holding 15 offers as things stand now, Hurst was hesitant to name a favorite, although Arizona, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas A&M and Tennessee all were mentioned as being in the mix. "I haven't narrowed things down that much, I'm waiting until after the season to decide because by then more offers could come to me," replied the Lancaster CB.

Besides seeing weekly seven on seven action, Demontrae has a busy summer planned as he's already camped at Arizona and is attending Oklahoma State's camp this weekend. As far as visits go Hurst has a few planned, "I've already taken unofficial visits to Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. Since they are close it's easy to go down and see things. I'd like to use two of my official visits at Wisconsin and Wake Forest."

Hurst who plans on majoring in Sports Management has high expectations for 2008 as the Tigers have a very talented crew coming back after missing the playoffs with a 6-4 mark. "The main goal is to win the district title and then we can focus on making a long run in the playoffs."


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