Name: Maurice Hurst Jr.
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height & Weight: 6‘ 2” 290 lbs.
High School: Xaverian Brothers Hawks
Biggest Strength and what he needs to work on: “My biggest strength as a football player would have to be my first step. I need to work on everything but especially my conditioning, which is something I am going to work really hard on so I can play both ways next year. Another thing that I need to work on is my pad level. Sometimes my body is too upright and colleges do not like to see that.”
When he plans to make decision (4/27): “I would like to make that decision in the next month and a half or so, but it really depends on some situations.”
Sean O’Connell, UMGoBlog.com: “Hurst is a very explosive athlete, who plays defensive tackle and even a little fullback. He has a explosive first step and very good speed for a kid his size. Other than standing a little too upright, his technique is pretty solid. Maurice uses his hands very well, has a really nice spin move and has a very good motor. I’m amazed at how fast this kid is. He reminds me a lot of a kid that Michigan was after in 2010 named Jatashun Beachum, who is now at Arkansas. A more popular name might be Melvin Ingram.”
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