Junior College Running Back Derrick Hunt Reacts to Colorado Offer

After failing to qualify academically out of Flint Northwestern High School in Michigan, Derrick Hunt took six years off from football before resurfacing at Orange Coast College last fall...

Junior College life in the Golden State agreed with a mature Derrick Hunt, who averaged more than 107 rushing yards per game and earned first-team all-conference honors as a freshman. Georgia, Cal, Oregon State and Utah State have started to show interest and Hunt recently picked up a scholarship offer from Colorado.

“I just started talking to Colorado last week and after talking to them a lot, they offered me,” Hunt said. “I have been talking mostly with [assistant director of recruiting] A.J. Baer and they want me to come out on an official visit in June.”

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"Colorado said they were looking for a bigger back that has the running style that I have: aggressive, fast, light on his feet," said Hunt, who is listed at 5-foot-10, 220-pounds. "I looked into Colorado's program and it is well respected. I love their style of play, the tempo they go at. I think it would really suit my capabilities as a running back."

According to Hunt, he will "probably" have his coursework at Orange Coast College completed in May. That would allow him to transfer this summer with three years of eligibility remaining.

"Orange Coast College has become a second family to me," he said when asked about his experience there. "I have learned a lot by going through what they call 'the JUCO struggle.' I have been through it all and it has been a wonderful experience here."

Hunt wants to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. As a football player, he prides himself on his ability to lead and "make the right decisions."


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