2011 DB Talks Showtime and Recruitment

2011 defensive back Tyler Hunter was in Tallahassee last weekend to take part in Seminole Showtime. NoleDigest caught up with the Lowndes standout to talk about the visit and to see if the Seminoles secured their spot as his favorite school.

Lowndes defensive back Tyler Hunter has proven this spring to be one of the defensive backs in the Southeast for 2011. After playing well at the Atlanta underclassmen combine Hunter soon saw his offer sheet grow as he has been offered by Florida State, Florida and Georgia.

Last weekend Hunter was in town for Seminole Showtime. Initially Tyler wasn't going to come, but after some coaxing from his teammate Ed Christian he decided to make the trip. He says it was much more than he could have ever expected.

"Seminole Showtime was more than I could have ever expected," said Hunter. "I didn't want to go at first because I had been working and had been really busy. My teammate Ed Christian had been talking to me about going, and he finally talked me into it. I am happy I went and there wasn't just one thing I liked about it. I liked everything."

Tyler enjoyed getting the chance to work with the current Seminole coaching staff, as well as the former players in attendance.

"There wasn't one coach there in particular that I liked working with because I liked working with all of them there," said Hunter. "It was amazing the things they taught me. I learned stuff I didn't know anything about like jamming at the line, technique and stuff like that."

Hunter was one of the top 2011 players in attendance at the camp and he says he feels he did good enough to show that he should be considered one of the best. He did say there were some areas for him to improve on, and that going against some of the best in the south was a challenge.

"I think I did alright because I did a good job covering my man," Hunter said, "but I got beat on a deep post. That usually doesn't happen so I have to get better at that."

"There were a lot of good receivers there, mainly Kenny Shaw from Orlando," continued Hunter. "He was the best receiver there. What he was doing to people was ridiculous."

After the camp Tyler says he got a chance to talk to the coaches. He told NoleDigest the coaches are very high on him and that they hope he'll be apart of the 2011 class.

"I talked to the coaches after the camp and they were telling me they hope I am one of the first juniors to commit to them," said Hunter. "The thought crossed my mind and I considered it, but I want to wait a little bit first to see the other schools I like. FSU is my top school and this visit made them harder to beat. I have 2 former teammates in Greg Reid and Gerald Demps there, and Ed is already committed there. It is going to take a lot to beat FSU."

Hunter plans to be in Gainesville for Friday Night Lights this weekend.


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