If things go well this weekend, college football’s next odd couple could be Jalen Hurd and Bobby Petrino.
According to a report from Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority, the former Tennessee running back will visit Louisville this weekend as his nationwide recruitment continues. According to the report, not only will Hurd be visiting the ACC campus but he’s considering a move to tight end at his next destination.
Hurd has already reportedly visited Ohio State and Cal.
Hurd gained national headlines last season when he left Tennessee’s football program eight games into the schedule after having the worst year of production on the field since arriving in Knoxville. After averaging 1,092 rushing yards and 8.5 touchdowns a season in his freshman and sophomore seasons, Hurd managed to rack up only 451 yards and three touchdowns before leaving Tennessee in October.
While losing a player that was about to become the school’s all-time rushing leader would seem like a negative, Tennessee’s offense exploded following Hurd’s departure. After scoring a combined 31 points in the last two games Hurd played for the Vols, Tennessee scored 55, 49, 63, 34 and 38 in each of the remaining games on the schedule.
Wherever Hurd lands, it will be interesting to see how he is utilized in the offense moving forward. For a player that has been so successful on the ground, his desire to shift positions remains a mystery.