Hunter Readies For Junior Season

As many people who follow recruiting know, Cincinnati's Finneytown High School is home to one of the most sought after recruits in the country in Donavon Clark. What many may not know is that Finneytown may have another prospect coming through its system.

Heading into his junior season, Demarco Hunter certainly has the size a lot of college coaches are looking for, standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 217 pounds. As a sophomore Hunter played right tackle and defensive end accumulating 12 tackles and 10 assists. However, this season he thinks he may be moved to tight end and linebacker.

Hunter visited a Cincinnati spring practice this year with his friend Donavon Clark and had a chance to speak with the UC coaches.

"They told me to keep in contact with them," Hunter said.

Hunter said he enjoyed his visit to Cincinnati and that it helped to ease some of his concerns about playing at the next level.

"I really liked it," Hunter said. "I thought that once I got there I'd be nervous or a little scared, but once I got down there all the players were cool and the coaches were cool."

Having been around Clark and watching his teammate go through the recruiting process, Hunter said he has learned one important thing as he enters his own recruiting process.

"I've learned that you shouldn't rush (through) your recruitment," Hunter said.

As he enters his junior season Hunter says that his main strength as a player is, well, his strength but knows that alone will not get him to the next level.

"Leverage and staying low, that what I need to work on," Hunter said. "Because I'm taller I tend to stand right up."


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