'Poka Star Talks About Recruiting and Auburn

Defensive lineman Ricky Hunter visited the Auburn campus for a football camp.

Loachapoka, Ala.--One of the in-state football prospects to watch for the 2011 signing class is a small school standout, defensive lineman Ricky Hunter.

A 6-3, 280-pounder, he was a key reason the Loachapoka Indians made a strong run to the fourth round of the 2009 Class A state football playoffs.

Hunter, who made 67 tackles with four sacks as a junior, attended Auburn's one-day prospects camp in July. "The camp went real good,"?he notes. "I did better than I thought it would."

The lineman had a lot of success in the one-on-one drills, something he has had plenty of experience doing in recent months. "I have been to eight camps this summer," he says. "I have been visiting a lot of campuses, a lot of football camps, mainly finding out where I want to go to."

Those trips, combined with his play last fall, are helping the football and basketball player attract attention from college football coaches. "I have offers from Middle Tennessee, Memphis, South Alabama and Troy," he says.

Nearby Auburn, where he watched college games last fall, is a college of interest. Hunter says he likes Auburn's defensive line coach, Tracy Rocker, who was a star player for the Tigers in the 1980s.

"Coach Rocker is a real cool dude and he has a good background," Hunter says. "He was a good football player back in the day."

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