Best quarterback of 2025 Hurley mulls getting scholarship to Ohio State camp
When the Ohio State football coach Ryan Day finds a quarterback he likes, he doesn’t hesitate to make a scholarship offer.
That’s exactly what happened on June 21, when Day worked with the 2025 Trinity Christian Academy quarterback from Jacksonville, Florida. Colin Hurley and promptly offered him a scholarship. The 6-foot, 215-pound Hurley actually has two seasons of college football under his belt as he splits his time with a senior in his eighth year.
Hurley joins Findlay, Ohio, quarterback Ryan Montgomery as the first scholarship offers to this position for the class of 2025.
“My visit and camp at Ohio State was amazing,” Hurley said. “I toured the campus, saw some things on the academic side and then it was all about football – whiteboard, film, facilities and more. I camped and worked exclusively with coach (Ryan) Day “His knowledge of the QB position blew me away. After camp, he said, ‘Colin, you throw it as well as anyone I’ve seen. The ball pops out of your hand. You’re super talented. . Stay focused, accept the productive discomfort and keep working. We’d love for you to be a Buckeye.”
Speaking about his day at Ohio State, Hurley said, “Everything went well. I thought I had done very well. I learned a lot of new things thanks to Coach Day. He taught me a lot of new things that I hadn’t done before.
One of the drills Hurley encountered at Ohio State saw quarterbacks trying to get a deep pass down the sideline onto a nine-foot-tall screen. The ball was between 20 and 30 meters in the air. The key was to spiral as tight as possible, find the receiver on the other side, and most importantly, not touch the screen.
“It was tough because he wanted it to be pitched a certain way,” Hurley said. “I have to work on that a bit.”
Hurley said he appreciated how Day approached camp.
“I really want to be trained hard,” he said. “He coaches his players hard. He wanted everything thrown away specifically. As a player, I really want it because it can only help me.
“I think he was impressed with the skill of my arm, my speed and my accuracy as well.”
Hurley also spent a lot of time with the quarterbacks coach corey denis.
“He was great because he coached me a lot too,” Hurley said. “He was impressed with the way I can spin the ball.”
Hurley was asked what attracts the best quarterbacks in Ohio State right now.
“They’ve had a lot of good quarterbacks in the past and they’ve got a really good one right now with CJ Stroud,” he said. “I think they’re going to be great. They produce a lot of good quarterbacks. I always loved Ohio State growing up.
Hurley is sorting through about 25 scholarship offers. From the Ohio State camp, it has also been offered by Penn State and Washington State. Some of his previous deals have included Miami (Florida), Georgia, LSU, Florida, Michigan State, Florida State, and Missouri.
“I don’t chase offers,” Hurley said. “I’m grateful to all the coaches who offered me. I just come here and try to be the best quarterback I can be.
Hurley was asked about the possibility that he could be the highest-ranked quarterback or even the No. 1 prospect nationally in the Class of 2025.
“I just want to be the best version of myself,” he said. “I know if I do what I’m capable of doing, I could be the best quarterback in the country.”
In a unique twist, Hurley said he walked from his nearby hotel to Woody Hayes Athletic Center before camp.
“I wanted to clear my head and focus on my way here and stretch my legs a bit,” he said. “That’s exactly what I like to do before throwing the ball. It was only about a mile.
At OSU camp, Hurley worked alongside Ohio State’s 2024 quarterback commitment Dylan Raiola. The Arizona native Raiola is currently ranked as the No. 1 prospect and quarterback in the 2024 class.
“I didn’t try to focus on that,” Hurley said when asked if he tried to match Raiola. “He can spin the ball. I enjoyed competing against him and we all learned things.
“It really looks like a great relationship getting to know each other. We will definitely see each other again in the future.
For his part, Raiola was also impressed with what he saw with Hurley.
“He’s a great player, a great athlete,” Raiola said of Hurley. “Obviously he’s going to play at the next level. I was talking to him a bit. We were just trying to do our job throughout this journey.”
As a freshman, Hurley helped lead the Conquerors to a 10-4 record and the Division 2A state championship. He completed 56% of his passes (144 of 257) for 2,146 yards with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Trinity Christian defeated Champagnat Catholic 41-23 in the state championship game.
“I played in eighth grade,” he said. “I share reps with a senior in eighth grade. Nothing seemed new to me (this last year). I know the pressure was there. I just went there with my team and got better with every game.
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