June 2, 2008

Top 2010 corner ready to hit camps

As Fort Bend (Texas) Marshall cornerback Toney Hurd Jr. prepares for the start of the summer camp circuit this week, he'll have two agendas.

Word hard and learn as much as possible.

The 5-10, 170-pound Hurd might be a member of the 2010 recruiting class and his recruitment might not begin in earnest until the football season begins, but as one of the top prospects in his class, his name is already on the radar and coaches across the country are making overtures.

"Texas A&M and California pretty much offered," Hurd, who is ranked No.39 on the initial LSR rankings for 2010, said. "The A&M coach told me that they can't yet offer, but if he could I would be at the top of the list. He told me that when offers can be made, they'll offer. California pretty much said the same thing."

With the understanding that every camp appearance that he attends this summer will serve as a pseudo-tryout, Hurd's doing everything he can to keep a loose and easy feeling.

"Basically, it motivates me to want to keep improving," Hurd said. "The way I look at everything is if I can get letters from these kinds of schools while I'm just a sophomore, then the sky if the limit. When I go to the camps, I'll do every single event they ask me to. I'm still really young and I have a lot that I can learn, so I want to try and soak up everything that I can and I just want to have fun."

Hurd will kick things off this weekend with a trip to the Metroplex.

"I know this weekend I'm going to end up at the TCU's camp," Hurd said. I have to go to a friend's graduation on Friday and In know for a fact I'll be at TCU. The camp at Oklahoma (that he was going to attend this weekend), I'm not sure about. I know I also want to go to the Texas and LSU camps. Those are the two schools that I really love."

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