Player grows into prospect
2013 DT Hurst goes from wiry 5-9 freshman to 6-2, 290-pound beast
Updated: June 1, 2012, 11:21 AM ETBy Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- As a member of the Westwood (Mass.) Xaverian Brothers High School freshman football team, Maurice Hurst Jr. was easily overlooked. He seemed like every other 5-foot-9 hopeful, even though he carried the name and genetics of former New England Patriots cornerback Maurice Hurst. "I thought that maybe I could play at a high level, but I wasn't big, I wasn't developed, I wasn't as strong as all the other kids," Hurst Jr. said. "Especially my freshman year, I really didn't know if I could be a Division I football player."
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