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Greatness, here we come.

After reclassifying from the 2025 to 2024 class (akin to jumping a grade with all earned academic credits), LSU commit Colin Hurley's senior season began with Trinity Christian's Friday night opening win over Parker. In what looks to be a tantalizing preview of upcoming performances, Colin delivered a typically laser-focused showing yet again for the Conquerors:

In just one half of playing time, Hurley tossed 3 touchdown passes, completed 10 of his 12 attempts totaling 199 yards, all for an elite 83.3% completion rating....absolutely filthy numbers as he led Trinity Christian to a 48-6 opening night victory against non-conference opponents Parker High.

As he begins his quest for a third state title in 4 high school seasons, we need to really analyze who we're dealing with here.

First of all, this is a young man who should be starting his junior season, not beginning his final year of high school in preparations for a January early enrollee arrival at LSU.........but he's escalated his process due to his maturity as well as Colin's ability to physically & emotionally handle what's ahead: if you meet or speak with Hurley, you'll get it; if you watch him play the game, you'll understand.

Prior to Hurley's decision to reclassify, the 16 year old signal caller (turns 17 in March) was ranked anywhere from #2 to #6 in the nation overall (from varying recruiting sites); then, once he joined the 2024 class, he only fell a few slightly, hovering within the top 10-20 overall nationally....a group of quarterbacks who are all a year older....

That fact alone would make Hurley an absolutely impressive and dynamic future prospect for the Tigers, just as much as it points to his intensive competitive drive when you break it down....but no, there's more:

Plying his trade in Florida, one of the 4 most talent rich states in the country, Hurley is battling against top competition week in, week out, playing at the same school as Heisman-winning QB Tim Tebow, a 9x FHSAA championship powerhouse of a program, two of which were delivered by the arm of the 2024 LSU class prez himself.

Interestingly enough, Hurley never even played a down of middle school ball and went from the Pop Warner ranks straight to varsity.

Colin earned FHSAA Overall Player of the Year and was named to the Florida All State 1st and 2nd Team.

The 16 year old varsity starter is currently rated as a 5 star by Geaux247's composite, while ranked as a rising high 4 star by On3, Hurley also made the U.S. Army All American team, the ESPN 300 list, and in 2023, he became one of, if not the youngest QB to ever earn an Elite 11 Finalist grade; he's won MVP honors at several camps, was crowned the Accuracy Champion at Under Armor in Orlando, and won the Elite 11 Regional in Oxford.

His career totals: 3,673 passing yards and 40 TDs to jettison Trinity Christian to 2 titles across 3 seasons.

Additionally, Colin's measurables are indicative of the thoroughbred athlete before us:

Standing 6’1 nearing 6'2, weighing 220 pounds, running a 4.6 second 40 time, lifting 595 pounds on the dead lift (3 reps), squatting 550 pounds (3 reps), and benching 225 for 12 reps.

While rankings may not place Hurley at the top of the heap now that he's re-classified, keep an eye on the more accurate Geaux 247 composite ranking, a metric that takes all the sites, dumps 'em in a blender, and presses go: they rank Hurley as a 5 star.

One of the moments that sticks with me when wondering about the potential of LSU's young QB commit, I always think about his Elite 11 display.

Fighting off a field full of older competing quarterbacks to impress analysts, scouts or QB gurus alike, Hurley showcased proficiency alongside a nonstop will to win, battling for top honors against 17 and 18 year olds.

As impressive as Colin has been, both off and on the field, the 16 year old is still nowhere close to his ceiling....with so much more learning and growing to do, more work to be done, more battles to be fought, games to win, trials to experience and overcome.....all ahead of an LSU arrival in January 2024.

Follow along all season as we bring you updates on Colin Hurley's senior season at Trinity Christian.


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Great already with amazing upside potential.

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