Hurley will play football at Glendale

E.J.

Hurley will continue the trend of former Kingman High School football players to play at Glendale Community College.

The senior signed a letter of intent on Wednesday at KHS North to make it official.

"I'm happy because I never thought that I would play again because of my knee," Hurley said.

"Glendale coach (Joe) Kersting is a really good guy."

This year Glendale had three former Bulldogs player on the team in David Hasselman, Brent Bridges and Mike Rosencrans.

Glendale finished the season with a 5-5 record.

Two years ago Glendale won the national championship.

"I need to live up to the expectations of the other Kingman players," Hurley said.

"Coach (Ray) Smith has always sent good players up there."

Hurley said playing at Glendale was an easy decision for him to make.

"During Christmas break I went and visited them," Hurley said.

"It was cool.

I liked it a lot.

They have a good weight room and a good program.

Kingman has had a lot of success up there — put two and two together it seemed like a good thing to do.

Scottsdale was talking to me, but Glendale seemed like the right choice."

Hurley hurt his right knee during the regular season.

"My knee hurts when I run and it's still weak," Hurley said.

"It's getting strong.

I'm getting back into weights in squats.

I just need to use it more every day."

This year Hurley played offensive and defensive tackle for the Bulldogs.

"I played mostly offense this year," Hurley said.

Hurley said Glendale talked to him about playing left tackle.

"I can't really expect to get a lot of playing time or you will slack off," Hurley said.

Hurley stands at 6-feet-3 and weighs 255 pounds

"I'm about 10 to 20 pounds less than the other guys," Hurley said.

"I will work on lifting over the summer to get ready for the season.

This year Hurley made regional honorable mention honors.

"I played the first two conference games and then I hurt my knee," Hurley said.

After Glendale Hurley wants to move on and play Division I football.

"That's my goal right now," Hurley said.