The stars have finally aligned themselves.
Figuratively of course.
Vols Running back commit Jalen Hurd, who was already rated as a five-star recruit by 247Sports, picked up his fifth star from Rivals today.
Meet our five new 5-stars: QB Kyle Allen, WR Malachi Dupre, CB Jalen Tabor, ILB Tre Williams, RB Jalen Hurd http://t.co/KRSp7hHpcJ
— Rivals.com (@Rivals) August 19, 2013
Hurd, a native of Hendersonville, TN (Beech), committed to the Volunteers on March 14, instantly becoming the “star” of Butch Jones’ 2014 recruiting class. Hurd possesses the elite size (6’3″/220) to be an extremely successful running back in the SEC.
The talented running back is still rated as a four-star recruit by both ESPN and Scout.
Last season, as a junior, the Beech standout rushed 317 times for 3,357 yards and 43 rushing touchdowns. Those season totals include a game where Hurd rushed for 394 yards and four touchdowns.
You’ll be able to catch Hurd on ESPN 2 this upcoming Sunday (August 25) at 12 pm est, when Beech (TN) takes on Station Camp (TN).
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