Junior defensive tackle Maurice Hurst Jr. of Westwood (Mass.) Xaverian Brothers has quietly picked up two offers and is looking for more as he has plans to visit a number of schools in the coming months.
Hurst Jr. recently picked up offers from Purdue and Boston College. The Boilermakers were the first to pull the trigger.
"I think it's a great program and I hope to see the school soon," said Hurst Jr. "I haven't seen it yet."
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Hurst Jr. has already taken visits to Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland and most recently, Massachusetts. He has a few visits scheduled for the spring.
"I'm going to Missouri and Purdue over spring break and I'm possibly going to Duke in April," said Hurst Jr. "Oh, and I'm also going to UConn at the end of this month. I'm hoping to see what the schools look like and see the facilities. I want to meet the coaches and learn what their schools are all about."
After his upcoming visits, Hurst Jr. will also attend a number of camps and combines.
"I'm going to the Nike Camps at Rutgers and Penn State and then summer camps I'm going to Florida, Miami, Missouri, BC, North Carolina and South Carolina," said Hurst Jr., who is 6-foot-2 and 265-pounds.
During his junior season Hurst Jr. finished with 65 tackles, 11 sacks and five forced fumbles. He also saw time at fullback and finished with 19 carries for 207 yards and four touchdowns.
"I got way faster and stronger, and I have a wider range of pass rush moves," said Hurst Jr.
Maurice Hurst Jr. is the son of Maurice Hurst, who played his college football at Southern University and then most notably was a cornerback on the New England Patriots for seven seasons.