"All of them were close and I liked the other schools," Hunt says, "but Auburn has a history of good running backs and I like the coaches. I was looking for good coaches and a winning program."
Running backs coach Eddie Gran also coached John Avery and Deuce McAllister when Tommy Tuberville and his staff were at Ole Miss. During Hunts' only visit to Auburn for a two-day camp on June 9-10, he had an opportunity to work first-hand with Gran.
"I enjoyed the camp when I went to it," Hunt explains. "I liked Coach Gran and all of the coaches. I just wanted to get the decision out of the way before my season. It was tough being recruited by so many good schools."
Alabama was one of about 15 schools to offer Hunt. "It's a good school but I really wasn't interested," he says of the Crimson Tide.
Hunt is one of the top running back prospects in the Southeast.
Linebackers coach James Willis was Hunt's recruiting coach, and the Scout.com three-star prospect says that their relationship factored into the decision.
"He's a nice coach. I talk to him a lot and I talked to him when I was at camp. I enjoyed it and he's a good guy."
Hunt was a 6A All-State Honorable Mention as a junior in 2006 despite carrying the ball only 72 times. The Daphne Trojans square off against Theodore on Friday night in a jamboree and kickoff the season against B.C. Rain on Aug. 31.