Trent Hunter Talks of Call

Trent Hunter, an athletic safety from Katy, Texas, ended his recruitment after his camp performance. He talks of the experience in Manhattan and what he hopes to improve before the senior season.

"They sent me a text message when I was at the airport after I left their camp," Trent Hunter said of the K-State coaching staff. "They told me to give them a call."

"I called the coaches, and they said they wanted to offer me a scholarship. That was the offer I was waiting for. I committed right there. I was very excited."

"They got me really hyped when they beat Texas last year. I could tell they were a program on the rise. They have a good head coach [Ron Prince], and it's not far from home. My parents liked it a lot. It's a real nice place."

"The campus is incredible. I like it a lot. They have added a lot of new stuff. The academic buildings are going to be really nice. I couldn't ask for anything else."

"Working with the coaches during the camp was what sold me. The coaches are crazy. Coach Burns and I chilled a lot. On the field he is a serious coach, and he gets what he wants out of his players. He was like one of my friends after the camp."

"Coach Prince is great as well. He is so real. He doesn't beat around the bush. He gets straight to the point. He is a cool guy."

Hunter received a total of six offers as he shared, "I was offered by UTEP, Northern Iowa, Army, Navy and Air Force. I think I am finished with all my visits."

"It's like a breath of fresh air to be committed. The recruiting thing is kind of pressuring. Once I committed I knew I was done with everything. I can focus on winning a state championship for Katy."

The 5-foot-10, 186-pound athlete was recruited for the defensive side of the ball, but a possibility of another position when he lands in Manhattan.

"I know they recruited me as a safety, but the offensive coordinator talked about wide receiver. I would prefer to play safety. I would like to play both ways, but that's kind of unheard of. Safety would be No.1," he said.

Hunter talks about his strengths and what he hopes to improve before his senior season.

"I bring leadership to the field. When things go bad I try to make the big play to turn things around," he said.

"I am trying to improve my speed and my strength. I am trying to improve my work habits. I am not trying to be average or as good as I am now. I want to keep working hard to get better."

Hunter recorded 65 solo tackles, three interceptions and 12 pass break-ups during his junior campaign.


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