Coming in at 6-0, 175-pounds, Andre Hunt, a four-star wide receiver, has seen things slow down in recruiting.
“Recruiting has been going real slow,” Hunt said. “I think everything will speed up now that the coaches are heading out on their spring recruiting visits.”
BYU cornerbacks coach Jernaro Gilford is the one recruiting Hunt to BYU, and Hunt said that he’s spoke to Coach Gilford a few times since being offered.
“Coach Gilford and I have talked a couple of times since I was offered,” Hunt said. “He's real cool. BYU is definitely a school I'm considering. They are on my short list.”
Hunt has multiple impressive offers on the table, and for BYU to be on his short list would appear to give the Cougars a fighting chance.
“I currently hold 11 offers in BYU, Utah, UCLA, Washington State, USC, Fresno State, Hawaii, Oregon State, SDSU, SJSU, and Nevada,” Hunt said. “I hope to visit at some point. My parents and I just started that process of trying to narrow down schools and time frames which of these visits would be best and fit with my and their schedules.”
BYU is also looking at Andre Hunt’s brother as a recruiting prospect as well, which makes BYU an attractive place since playing with his brother would be ideal.
“They also are looking at my brother, so that’s definitely a plus knowing that we possibly have a chance to play on the next level together,” Hunt said. “What intrigues me the most about BYU, besides the opportunity to play with my twin, is the college atmosphere.”
His twin, Antonio Hunt, plays on the other side of the ball at the cornerback position.
“Yes, I have a twin brother that is being recruited as a DB,” Hunt said. “His name is Antonio Hunt and he’s 5-10, 155-pounds. They have not offered him yet but he is on their board.”
Considered one of the top wideouts in the West, Hunt genuinely seems interested in BYU. He’s even watched a few Cougar games on television, including last year’s bowl game victory over Wyoming.
“Since I got offered I watched about four games, two of the games were home games for BYU,” Hunt said. “The crowd really gets into it there. You have to be excited to have an opportunity to play for fans like that. I also saw the bowl game and the stadium had plenty of blue and white, so it's obvious they travel well also.”
He’s also researched BYU’s campus online but admits he still has more to do.
“From what I've seen of the campus through YouTube and pictures it's a very beautiful place,” said Hunt. “I still need to do my homework on the academic sides of things, but from what I'm told BYU is on point there also.”
With BYU being on Hunt’s short list, he hopes to come up to Provo, Utah soon to check out the campus and learn more before making a final decision.
“I can't wait to get up there and experience everything the school has to offer,” Hunt said.