Visit Solidifies Recruit on the Tigers

One of the state of Alabama's top prospects discusses his official visit.

Daphne, Ala.--Reggie Hunt says his weekend in Auburn confirmed what he earlier believed when he decided to verbally commit to play football for the Auburn Tigers.

Hunt, a running back from Daphne High School, was one of 15 high school seniors taking official visits to Auburn over the weekend. He says he got a kick out of meeting the other recruits as well as current members of the AU football team.

"The weekend went well," Hunt tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I enjoyed myself while I was up there. I enjoyed meeting my teammates. I feel real good about my decision to go to Auburn."

Hunt's player host, tight end Gabe McKenzie, is also from the Mobile area and was not a stranger to the running back on his visit to Auburn.

"I had talked to Gabe a few times when I came up to Auburn for visits," Hunt points out. "He told me what it was about at Auburn. He said it is like a family. I got introduced to the my future teammates and I feel like they are all good guys. I feel like I would be at home at Auburn."

Hunt says he likes what he has seen of the new spread offense the Tigers installed prior to the bowl game. While not discussing it in detail with new offensive coordinator Tony Franklin, Hunt says he did discuss the subject with James Willis, the linebacker coach who recruits south Alabama for the Tigers. "Coach Willis said the new offense would be a good fit for me," he says.

The running back closed his high school football playing days in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game in Mobile just before Christmas even though he still hadn't fully recovered from a high ankle sprain suffered early in the season.

Reggie Hunt is shown at all-star practice.

"The all-star game was a good experience getting to play with the best players from around the state of Alabama," says Hunt, who notes that he is still trying to get back to full speed. "I would say it is probably around 90 percent now," he notes.

Commenting on his official visit to Auburn, Hunt says, "I toured around the campus and they showed me a lot of stuff and what they are all about," he says.

The high school senior met with academic advisers over the weekend, but says he is still trying to decide what he wants to major in as a college student. "I thought about something with business, but I am not sure yet. I may change."

Hunt plans to wrap up his high school career with one more sports season. "I am going to run track when it comes back around," he says. "I know I going to run the 100 and I will probably run the 200 as well at the 4x100."


Click here for the full list of official visitors. Below is a list of other recruits to talk with Inside the Auburn Tigers about their visits this weekend. Click on their names for the reports.

Philip Pierre-Louis
Christian Thompson
Jarmon Fortson
Freddie Smooth
LaRon Byrd
Jomarcus Savage
Eric Smith
Robert Quinn
Burton Scott
William Green
Vance Smith
Drew Cole
Marcus Jemison


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