Discussion in '2014 Football Recruiting' started by MD Buckeye, May 10, 2012.
BN$--No. 1 RB Loves It At Ohio State
Jalen says tOSU is definitely in his top five and he loved everything about the visit. He can definitely see himself in this offense.
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How do you think Coach Meyer would use Hurd? He looks like he could be a heck of an H-Back with his ability to catch and run, similar to Aaron Hernandez.
I do think that his height may mean that he ends up being better suited for that type of role if not an eventual move to WR. I have had similar concerns about Ty Isaac, who is another RB listed at 6-3. Not saying either of them can't thrive at RB in the right system...just saying that if they continue to grow, a position change might better serve them at the college level.
A former Buckeye and a future Buckeye?
No offense wade, but a great back is a great back is a great back, whether he's 6-3 220 or 5-11 245. A lot of kids have impressive film, but once in a while you stumble into something special, like a Beanie Wells or Mo Clarett. Hurd's film at RB looks pretty special.
IIRC, Eddie George was 6'3" and 230 in college.
Eric Dickerson is 6'3". Dude could tote the rock.
And ran upright.
I don't necessarily disagree, but there is a reason that there are 100s of college players that are 6'3, and almost none of them play the RB position. There are always exceptions to every rule, so who knows, but it is worth talking about in my opinion. That height is an advantage at most positions, but not at RB.
...and still exceeded 13000 yds rushing in the league...still #7 all time.
I would absolutely agree with that there aren't a lot of tall backs, but it's not because they can be an Eddie George but coaches decide to develop them into a Cris Carter. A lot of those guys can't play RB. Case in point, Aaron Hernandez is only 6-1 and does anyone envision him being a premiere tailback?
Hurd looks like a great back on film who should get at least 20 touches a game.
Good point, it seems that once urban Meyer gets the players for his system, positions are kind of irrelevant as far as skill positions. Percy harvin, was technically a wr, but was used as a RB a good deal, as well as taking direct snaps. Chris Rainey was a RB, but it seemed like caught more balls than took direct handoffs. Jeff demps and Brandon James were basically combo wr/RB as well. And all 4 were used as return men as well. It seems that if we were to get Hurd, he'd play a similar role in being a RB as well as a wr. I know he's still a junior, and if he gets bigger I could see him in the stoneburner/Hernandez role where he lines up at te and wr and creates mismatches against dbs and lbs
I'm of the opinion that position really doesn't matter when recruiting him. Jalen is a special, unique talent and is going to be a dynamic playmaker in whatever offensive system he's in, whether that be at RB or elsewhere. You just want him on your team and not the other team... and I hope we see him and Scarlet & Grey.
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