Cool kid. Football name. Great game. Toney Hurd Jr. from Fort Bend Marshall is breaking from the 2010 pack of defensive backs this summer.
Hurd showed well at the Texas A&M camp this weekend and the physical corner is becoming one of the state's top recruits for 2010. He recorded his best 40-yard-dash time getting into the 4.4s.
"I thought I did really well at Texas A&M this weekend," he said. "I like the campus and the coaches, but my performance is really improving."
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Hurd started last season at talent-rich Marshall High School and the buzz continued this spring as schools took notice of the junior-to-be.
"I'm pretty open right now," he said. "I don't think I can get anything in writing right now but California and Texas A&M have verbally offered. I've been in contact with USC, Texas and LSU. I've been to LSU a few times.
The 5-foot-10 corner is laser-focused on his future. A tremendous academic standing, matched with a high football IQ and skill set, the sky is the limit for Hurd, who will shut down half of the field for the Buffalos this season.
"I wish we could get started tomorrow," he said. "I'm ready for a great season and this summer has taught me a lot."
It's taught coaches and scouts who to look out for in 2010.