Hunter Talks FSU Commitment

Tyler Hunter has been thinking about committing to Florida State for a while now. News broke yesterday that the Lowndes standout verbally committed to the Seminoles earlier in the month. NoleDigest caught up with Hunter to talk about the decision.

Entering the 2011 recruiting cycle Florida State had to be considered the favorite for Lowndes defensive back Tyler Hunter. Despite that Tyler wanted to stay open to other programs before making a decision as he wanted to see what other schools had to offer.

On Friday news broke that Tyler went ahead and committed to the Seminoles. He told NoleDigest that it came down to comfort and location.

"I actually did it (committed) almost two weeks ago," explained Hunter. "I had been thinking about committing for a month or two. It just felt like it was the right time for me to do it. FSU was the best visit I had and I just feel like it is the best place for me to be. It's close to home and I enjoy it there the most."

Coach Fisher has been the primary recruiter for Tyler and he has been the coach that has stayed in contact throughout his recruitment. According to Hunter Coach Fisher was surprised in the decision to commit.

"I really like Coach Fisher a lot," said Hunter. "He is the coach recruiting me and he is the coach I have spoken to the most. He was surprised when I told him I was committed. He was really happy to get me down there. I don't know where but he said they want me to play somewhere in the secondary. I don't have a preference as I like both positions (corner and safety)."

Lowndes is a school that FSU has worked hard getting into as it's considered to be one of the top high school programs in Georgia. The fact that several players end up in Tallahassee contributed to Hunter becoming a ‘Nole.

"Greg Reid and Gerald Demps have talked to me about how it is up there at FSU," Hunter said, "and they tell me how fun it is and how much they love it there. They told me if I came there they'd look out for me. I told Greg before I committed I was going to do it, and I talked to Gerald after. They are excited that I am going to be coming down there."

There have been some questions regarding an injury Hunter had this past season. Some people said the injury was career threatening, while others weren't quite sure what happened. Tyler told NoleDigest that has been cleared injury wise.

"I am fine now," said Hunter. "What happened was sometimes when I would get hit or hit someone my arms would go numb. I found out that I had some swelling in my spinal cord. It is gone now and I am cleared for contact."

Tyler is committed but he is still thinking about making some visits. He isn't sure yet but he has an idea of what lies ahead the next few months or so.

"I haven't really decided yet who I will visit or when, but I know I will probably visit South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. I am also going to be at FSU on the 27th and I will be coming to FSU for spring practices and for the spring game. I'll probably go to Showtime again, too."

"I am just relieved to get this decision out of the way," concluded Hunter.

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