Jalen Hurts hits NFL recruiting trail to entice 2020 Pro Bowler

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Can you imagine what it might have felt like to suit up for the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant–Denny Stadium or to hear the crowd roar at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium as you take the field to represent the Oklahoma Sooners? Jalen Hurts is unique in that he can testify to both experiences.

For most of us, our football careers ended after our senior year of high school, but it would have been nice to have known that one of the traditional powers of college football had an interest in us. Hurts, a former four-star recruit, has heard his share of recruiting pitches, and recently, he took some of what he learned to a familiar stomping ground where NFL stars hang out to recruit one another from time to time… Twitter.

Eagles star Jalen Hurts recruits A.J. Brown on social media, again.

Following an announcement that the Philadelphia Eagles would return to the classy Kelly green look in 2023, a nice nod was given on the NFL’s official account. Take a look.

Tennessee Titans star A.J. Brown replied with the fire emoji. Jalen Hurts responded in interesting fashion. Those tweets appear to have been deleted at the time of this story being written and published, but here’s the gist of what was said.

Hurts to Brown:  @1k_alwaysopen (Expletive), you tryna make that happen?

Brown to Hurts:: @jalenhurts See here you go wanna stir up some (expletive) (crying laughing and eyeballs emoji attached).

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Some of you may remember that Hurts once attempted to recruit Brown to play his college ball at Alabama. That didn’t work. A.J. elected to take his talents to Oxford, Mississippi and cut his teeth as a member of the Ole Miss Rebels.

Perhaps, this time, Jalen will have the magic sauce. You never know, but don’t get your hopes up. Twitter recruiting normally doesn’t lead to much. Then again, if it’s A.J. that’s doing the recruiting, some pretty magical things can happen. If you remember, he helped lure Julio Jones to Tennessee last offseason.