Maurice Hurst Jr., a defensive tackle from Massachusetts, became Michigan's 19th commitment for the class of 2013 on Saturday. Reports surfaced Saturday afternoon that he had decided on the Wolverines, and he confirmed them by announcing his decision on Twitter.
Committed to play football at the University of Michigan!!! #TEAM134 @D3_MrUnderated_ @S_Morris12 @WyattShallman @K_HILL_32 @LoganTillman— Maurice R. Hurst (@MRH_11) June 2, 2012
Interestingly, his decision to commit to Michigan came right after he visited a rival school, as Tom VanHaaren reported on Saturday.
Talk about head to head, Maurice Hurst chose Michigan today after visiting MSU yesterday.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) June 2, 2012
This is a big win for Michigan, and not just because it beat out some rivals for Hurst Jr. He is a three-star recruit on Rivals and ESPN and has four stars on Scout and 24/7 Sports. He is actually ranked 19th at his position and first in the state of Massachusetts on 24/7 Sports, so he is certainly a welcomed addition to the class.
According to Rivals, Hurst Jr. picked Michigan over offers from the likes of Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Rutgers, North Carolina, Nebraska, Missouri and Maryland, among others.
Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013
- QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
- S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
- TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
- OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
- RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
- CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
- OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
- OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
- DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
- TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
- OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 321 lbs., ****
- WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
- OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
- OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
- CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., ***
- RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
- LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
- WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., ***
- DT Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, MA) - 6'2", 290 lbs., ***
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)
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