Goodbye, Maurice Hurst, Jr.

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22Feb 2018
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Goodbye, Maurice Hurst, Jr.

Maurice Hurst, Jr. (image via Freep)

HIGH SCHOOL 

Hurst is the son of former NFL cornerback Maurice Hurst. The younger Hurst attended Westwood (MA) Xaverian Brothers, where he was a 247 Composite 4-star, the #21 defensive tackle, and #266 overall in the 2013 class. He was recruited to Michigan by Curt Mallory, while also fielding offers from Boston College, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Ohio State, among others. He played a good deal of fullback in high school, too. Hurst committed to Michigan in June of 2012, and his only official visit was to Ann Arbor. He played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. I initially gave Hurst a TTB Rating of 73 (LINK) and questioned whether he would get bulky and technical enough to play nose tackle at the next level, but I bumped him to a 78 after National Signing Day (LINK).

Hit the jump for the rest of Hurst’s senior profile.

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22Feb 2018
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2020 Defensive Recruiting Update: February 22, 2018

West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield safety Makari Paige (image via The D Zone)

Michigan has now offered 81 players in the class of 2020. Here are a bunch of the newest offers:

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2020

St. Louis (MO) Lutheran North defensive end Kevon Billingsley was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’4″, 245 lb. prospect with offers from Illinois, Iowa State, Kentucky, and Oklahoma, among others. He could play anywhere from strongside end to defensive tackle to interior offensive line.

Valdosta (GA) Lonwdes cornerback Josh Brown was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’11”, 165 lb. prospect, and Michigan is his first and only offer. Brown is a teammate of 2018 Michigan signee Michael Barrett.

Powder Springs (GA) McEachern defensive tackle Jamil Burroughs was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 280 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Mars (PA) Mars defensive end Michael Carmody was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’6″, 220 lb. prospect with offers from Maryland, Pitt, and Temple.

Hit the jump for several more new offers.

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21Feb 2018
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Trente Jones, Wolverine

Trente Jones (image via 247 Sports)

Loganville (GA) Grayson offensive tackle Trente Jones committed to Michigan on Wednesday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, among others.

Jones is listed at 6’6″, 282 lbs. He claims a 5.06 forty, a 275 lb. bench, a 380 lb. squat, a 580 lb. deadlift, and a 32′ Powerball toss.

RATINGS
ESPN: 4-star, 81 grade, #19 OT, #203 overall
Rivals: 3-star, #38 OT
247 Sports: 3-star, 88 grade, #46 OT, #373 overall

Hit the jump for more on Jones’s commitment.

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