Jalen Hurd: Running Back, Hendersonville, TN (Beech Senior) Ht: 6-2.5 | Wt: 210.
247Sports Rank #2 RB and Composite #3 RB. Rivals Rank: #15 overall player. Jalen rushed for a state record 3,357 yards and 43 touchdowns in 2012 while his Yards Per Carry: 10.59 and Rushing Yards Per Game: 239.8 and was named "Mr. Football" in Tennessee.
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Interview($) FRR: Jalen Hurd
Jalen Hurd has had tOSU as his leader for some time, but it is being rumored that Ohio State's lead has increased to the point that he is now a being considered a "near lock".
Saw on 11W's..According to today'$ Boarding House via Bucknuts, Jalen Hurd is a near-lock to be a Buckeye. --- Great news if true.— Gary McConaha (@BuckeyeInAR) February 15, 2013
From this paid 247Sports article it looks like he's going to graduate in December and announce by then(if not earlier), but I don't subscribe so I'm basing that on the free teaser they give: Long wait for 5-star 2014 RB?
“Ohio State is my leader, followed by Florida,” Hurd said in this (free) article: Gators, Buckeyes Battle for 2014 RB 10/7/12
Jalen visited Ohio State for The Game. Here is an article (paid) on that visit: RB Loves It At Ohio State
Rivals' Marc Givler says standout 2014 RB Jalen Hurd will attend Nike Camp in Columbus in June. Will allow him to spend time w/ OSU coaches— BuckeyeInfo (@BuckeyeInfo) February 14, 2013
Interview last fall about his junior season and his top three: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8399953
Jalen Hurd broke three records in Beech's 56-35 win over Columbia Central in the 2012 Class 5A Championship. Most rushing yards in a state final (394), touchdowns in a state final (7), and single-season rushing yards (3,357):
Hurd talks about winning the Class AAA Mr. Football award:
40 yard dash - 4.37: