Furman Down to Two, Sets Decision Date

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Old Mill (Millersville, MD) running back/linebacker Josh Furman is busy helping his team advance in the playoffs, but once the season is over it won’t be long until he announces his college choice. It appears the 6-2, 195-pound speedster has his decision made, so all that is left is to announce.

“I had interest in taking trips to Rutgers and Maryland, but I kind of have got my decision made,” Furman said. “It’ll come down to Michigan and Virginia Tech.”

Furman says he knows where he wants to go, but he won’t commit until next month.

“I’ve got my decision made,” he said.

“I’m going to announce my decision on December 19th at the Crab Bowl. I’ll let everybody know then.”

Furman has taken official visits to his two finalists. Asked why Michigan made the final cut. he said, “It’s a prestigious program. I like the degree I can get and I’d be looking at early playing time.”

Of Virginia Tech, he said, “I like the environment and the atmosphere and how they play football on defense.”

Both Michigan and Virginia Tech are recruiting Furman to play defense, with the Hokies eyeing him as a Whip linebacker initially. The Old Mill standout senior certainly is making a case for getting a shot at running back, though, especially with his performance on Friday night.

“I was in the zone,” said Furman, who had 42 carries for 414 yards and six touchdowns in the Class 4A, East Region title game win over Arundel. “I just loved the energy from the opposing team’s crowd. The louder it got, the better I ran.

“I look at now as clutch time. It’s my senior season and I don’t want there to be any woulda shoulda coulda.”

Old Mill will now face Sherwood in the state semifinals next week.

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