|Maurice Hurst, Jr. (#50, with Ross Douglas)|
Weight: 290 lbs.
High school: Westwood (MA) Xaverian Brothers
Position: Defensive tackle
Jersey number: #73
Last year: Hurst was a senior in high school. I gave him a TTB Rating of 78.
Hurst committed to Michigan just over a year ago in June 2012. Doubling as a high school fullback, he garnered enough hype to be invited to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. He performed well in that game and was too powerful for many of the offensive linemen present, although the competition isn't quite as good as the U.S. Army and Under Armour games.
As a short, quick, and powerful player, I expect Hurst to be a nose tackle. Michigan seems pretty set at the position with fifth year senior Quinton Washington and sophomore Ondre Pipkins, along with a couple unproven guys in Richard Ash and Willie Henry, so Hurst should be able to redshirt this season. There are good numbers along the defensive line, and he has some technical issues to work through, so there's no need to rush him onto the field.