By TYLER JAMES - Follow me @TJamesNDI
South Bend Tribune
9:08 PM EST, January 2, 2013
On the second day of practice in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Notre Dame WR commitment Torii Hunter Jr. suffered an injury running passing routes and had to be hospitalized.
Hunter Jr.'s father, Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, told ESPN.com that his son broke his femur
Hunter Jr. tweeted that he would have surgery on Wednesday morning and that he would be able to start rehabbing the injury in three months.
The ESPN.com story reported the total recovery time of the injury ranging from six to eight months.
Hunter Jr., who plans to play football and baseball at Notre Dame, will miss his senior season of baseball at Prosper (Texas) High but is still set to sign his letter of intent to Notre Dame on Feb. 6. He caught 71 passes for 1,235 yards and 14 touchdowns in his senior football season this past fall.
He plans to attend Saturday's game that will feature six fellow Notre Dame verbal commitments.
Larue decommits from USC
Another USC pledge backed out of his verbal commitment on Wednesday to consider other schools.
While in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., practicing for Saturday's Under Armour All-America Game, wide receiver Sebastian Larue tweeted that he decommitted from USC.
Larue, a 5-11, 185-pound prospect from Santa Monica, Calif., has been targeting an official visit to Notre Dame for the weekend of Jan. 25.
Larue also is slated to visit Texas A&M the week before his trip to South Bend. USC and Washington State join those two schools as a current top four for the wide receiver.
Larue ranks as the No. 6 athlete on 247Sports.com and the No. 123 player overall. Rivals.com ranks Larue as the No. 32 wide receiver and 241st in the 2013 class overall.
Larue is the fourth recruit to decommit from the Trojans in the 2013 cycle. Three of those recruits have Notre Dame interest: Larue, safety Max Redfield, who's set to announce during Friday's Under Armour Game, and defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, who's planning to announce on signing day.
Notre Dame commits are spread across the country this week as many of them are taking part in the three major high school All-American games. Below is a breakdown of where the commits are playing and recruits of interest for Notre Dame.
Under Armour All-America Game
When: Friday, Jan. 4 at 5 p.m. EST
Where: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ND commits: LB Alex Anzalone - No. 34, Team Highlight, black jerseys.
OL Hunter Bivin - No. 70, Highlight.
RB Tarean Folston - No. 10, Highlight.
OL Colin McGovern - No. 60, Highlight (not playing because of a knee injury).
ND targets: S Max Redfield - No. 1, Team Nitro, white jerseys. Set to
announce decision during Friday's game.
WR Sebastian Larue - No. 1, Nitro. Former USC commit targeting ND
visit in January.
Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
When: Friday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. EST
Where: Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
TV: NFL Network
ND commits: DB Devin Butler - No. 7, East team, blue jerseys.
WR Will Fuller - No. 14, East.
CB Cole Luke - No. 20, West team, white jerseys.
OT Mike McGlinchey - No. 74, East.
QB Malik Zaire - No. 16, East.
ND targets: LB Deon Hollins Jr. - West. UCLA commit targeting ND visit
DB L.J. Moore - West. Uncommitted prospect still considering ND after
September visit for Michigan game.
Army All-American Bowl
When: Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. EST
Where: Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas
ND commits: RB Greg Bryant - No. 1, East team, black jerseys.
OL Steve Elmer - No. 72, West team, yellow jerseys.
WR Torii Hunter Jr. - No. 84, West. (Injured and will not play
OL John Montelus - No. 74, East.
LB Doug Randolph - No. 26, East.
WR Corey Robinson - No. 88, West.
LB Jaylon Smith - No. 9, West.
ND targets: DE/LB Alquadin Muhammad - No. 8, East. Set to announce
decision during Saturday's game.
DE/LB Torrodney Prevot - No. 86, West. USC commit targeting January ND visit.
DL Eddie Vanderdoes - No. 47, West. Former USC commit targeting
January ND visit.
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