Among a group of very talented defensive backs at Texas' Lancaster High School, Demontre Hurst is one of the best. At 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds Hurst has height. With a 4.4 second 40, he has speed. Consequently, Hurst has offers too.
"Iowa and Colorado State have offered," Hurst said. "Kansas is coming to my school. I talked to Coach McGriff from Miami and I talked to Coach Neal from Oregon. Coach McGriff came and saw me last week and Coach Neal came and saw me Monday."
Despite the diverse interest, Hurst is wide open in his recruitment.
"Right now I don't really have a favorite because there's so many schools that I like now that they're looking at me," he said. For me, I like them all now.
"I'm looking for a good football team, somewhere where I can feel like home almost. Just in case I go too far, I don't want to be out there where I can't have fun. [I'm looking for] good alumni and good surroundings around the school."
Currently, Hurst is busy with Spring Practice but he recently competed in the Texas State track meet where Lancaster took home the state championship and his 4x400 meter relay team came in second. Hurst also competed in the open 400 and the 4x200 and 4x100 during the season. His best time in the 400 this season was 48.00 seconds.
Since his preoccupation with track, Hurst is playing a little bit of catchup in spring ball.
"It's going good," he said. "I had to catch up on a couple things but I'm good. I think I still got my job."
If Hurst were to lose his job, the Lancaster secondary would be losing one of its vocal leaders.
"I try to get everybody on the same page," he said. "I try to get everybody so that they know what's going on and there's no confusion."