The recruiting picture is starting to clear up for many college programs across the country, and additional needs are starting to arise as prospects choose other schools. That has helped Chicago Julian athlete DaeShaun Hurley garner some late looks from BCS schools.
"Today, I talked Coach Lester Erb from Iowa," Hurley said. "Then, I talked to Coach [Jeff] Phelps from Minnesota. Both of those coaches were actually at my school today and watched my film. They told me they would be getting back with me in a few days."
Hurley is hoping for good news on the offer front from both of those schools after they see his senior film. He knows that his versatility is helping attract late interest from schools.
"It's just that I can play so many positions," Hurley said. "I could be a safety or wide receiver or corner, and the schools that are not getting the players they want at this point, they like me as a backup plan since I can play so many positions."
Most schools foresee the 6-1, 180-pound Hurley as a defensive back, but several are still talking about just bringing him in as an athlete and seeing where he plugs in. This past season he played quarterback and defense back, accounting for 1,400 passing yards, 1,000 rushing yards and around 25 tackles on defense.
Hurley lists offers from Northern Illinois and Ball State. He has visited Illinois and Northern Illinois in the past, and was at Ball State this past weekend. Ball State assistant coach Daryl Dixon was expected in-home on Thursday night. Hurley has also had some recent contact with Arkansas and Wisconsin.
"The Arkansas coach called my head coach and told him he was coming to the school sometime next week," Hurley said. "I haven't talked to them recently, but I have been emailing the receivers coach back and forth. Hopefully I can get down there for a visit."
With two months remaining until National Signing Day, Hurley does not list any leaders and he plans to be patient and see what other schools come through with scholarship offers.