North Carolina

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

James Hurst

Offensive tackle
Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Wt:284 lbsverified
  • 40:5.44 secsverified
  • Bench Max:340
  • Squat Max:520
  • Shuttle:4.88verified
  • Vertical:21 inches
  • GPA:4.27
  • ACT:29
  • Class:2010 (High School)
  • - data verified (events)
AMP: Hurst clears the way5 videos available »

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
N. CarolinaCOMMITTED (04/22/2009)Offered11/14/2009Sam Pittman
Mississippi St.NoneOfferedNoneJohn Hevesy
Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
Ohio St.NoneOfferedNone
PurdueNoneOfferedNoneMark Hagen

Scouting Report on James Hurst

How we scouted: Film footage, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/13/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Foot QuicknessDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Has wide shoulders and long arms on a well-proportioned frame that can hold at least another 20 pounds.
Needs Improvement: Needs to work on getting into is pass set quicker and moving his feet after contact.
Most Impressive: He is one of the toughest and meanest linemen in the country. He thinks nothing of using his hands as battering rams and smashing any spot on the opponent's body.
Conclusion: North Carolina has been known for producing defensive lineman and this may be the most high-profile offensive lineman it has signed in 20 years. Linemen take longer to develop, but expect to see Hurst with meaningful playing time by his second fall.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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From the Road: Kicking it off08/24/ Football Recruiting
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Five-star prospects commit to Army AA Bowl03/19/ Football Recruiting
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Hurst ready for national spotlight12/24/
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