And Hunter wanted an early opportunity to play.
"I wanted to find a place where I could play right away," said Hunter, who was the fifth junior-college signee for the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Hunter is a native of Orlando, Fla., and is a 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman who committed after his official visit. He picked U of L over South Florida, Georgia, Cincinnati, Georgia Southern, Memphis and several others.
Hunter said early playing time has been talked about and is a "big, big" factor.
"(Klenakis) told me they need linemen," Hunter said.
Hunter will enroll at U of L next month and will participate in spring ball.