Hunt Likes What He Sees Out Of New Offense

Auburn commitment Reggie Hunt gives his thoughts on Tony Franklin's new offense.

Daphne, Ala.--Among the many dozens of recruits watching Auburn's bowl performance against Clemson intently was commitment Reggie Hunt. A back many compare to Brad Lester in style, Hunt has played in the spread for the Daphne Trojans the last two years as a running back and says he likes what he saw out of Tony Franklin's attack.

"I watched the game," Hunt says. "I was impressed by how fast they put the offense in. They ran with it like they had it in all year. That's the offense I like, the spread, and they did real good with it.

"It was pretty exciting," Hunt adds. "I like watching that fast style of play. I'm glad he came. I'm glad he brought that offense to Auburn. He's a good coach. He brought the spread and that's what I like. That's what I'm used to."

A solid receiver out of the backfield with speed to burn, Hunt excelled in the Alabama-Mississippi game despite being bothered by a high ankle sprain that kept him from being full speed for much of the season. He still managed to make some plays out of the backfield and it may show the future for him at Auburn.

With the change in attack from Al Borges' West Coast offense to Franklin's spread attack, Auburn is looking for more playmakers at the wide receiver position and Hunt says he would definitely consider a Mario Fannin type role at Auburn.

"Yes sir," Hunt says. "I have heard like I might be playing some slot, but I just want to get on the field. That's fine with me."

Still less than 100 percent, Hunt says his experience in the all-star game closed out a fantastic career for him. Despite being bothered by injuries in part of his junior and senior years, Hunt proved to be one of the most electric backs in the South. He says the chance to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic was icing on the cake as far as he's concerned.

"It was very frustrating," Hunt says. "You can't do the things you want to do on the field. We wanted to go to state and we couldn't do that, but it's just something you have to get over. I was probably 90 percent. That was as close to full speed as I had been since early in the season.

"Overall the game went pretty good," Hunt adds. "It was a lot of fun playing with all of the best players out of Alabama. It was a really good experience."

Hunt says that while he plans to take a couple of still undecided visits during the month of January to check out a few schools, he considers himself firmly committed to Auburn.

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