Colorado Ends the Hunt with Commitment #7

A two year starter for Lumen Christi, Defensive End Josh Hunt has committed to the University of Colorado after a strong elite camp showing and accepting the coaching staff's scholarship offer.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 255
40 yards: 4.8
Bench: 300

After a 2002 campaign in which Josh had 98 tackles, 3 tackles, and was a member of the Citizen Patriot all conference team, Josh is already on his way to improving those numbers. After his high school team Lumen Christi was acrimoniously kicked out of their conference this year, LC is playing independently this fall. They won state titles in 2000 and 2001 and were semifinalists last year. This year they are 1-1 with a road trip upcoming to regional power Youngstown in Ohio. Josh already has a sack for a loss of ten yards and 15 tackles.

With offers from Toledo and Colorado, some may wonder where Josh fits within the recruiting rankings. He was lining up trips Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, and camped at Colorado this summer. What was simultaneously a summer trip has turned into a scholarship offer from the Golden Buffaloes and a commitment from Josh Hunt.

"We really weren't sure about Colorado and wanted to check out the program. My dad wanted me to get away and focus for this year, so it helped out to check out Boulder. I really liked the area and the school."

When asked why Josh chose Colorado, Josh replied very enthusiastically.

"I really like coach Vance Joseph who recruited me. I realize not only that I am making a commitment to the football team, but also to the University. What helped me with this decision was the coaching staff. In my short time with them they were awesome. They showed their commitment to me, my education, and my career. I felt like they really cared about me as an individual and not just as a football player. The coaching staff seems real tight and that was good to see. I just felt Colorado was the right place for me."

After asking Josh about his commitment it is clear Colorado is the school for him. When we talked about the rest of the year and other schools, Josh had already turned down some schools wanting him to come and visit and understands what he needs to do to solidify his place within the 2004 recruiting class of 2004.

Not really worried about the depth at Colorado and the return of Marques Harris next fall. Josh is unsure as to what the coaching staff will have him do. He may redshirt and put on some weight for defensive tackle or come in right away and contribute at either position. Josh really wants to gain strength and work on his footwork and speed throughout the season. Either way it doesn't matter as long as he gets to play defense. Most schools were looking at him for offense and that was a deciding factor for Josh.

Grades seem to be in the right place for Josh as his core GPA is a 2.8 and he plans on taking his test later this fall.

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