Bayou State QB Getting Attention

<b>John Hundley</b> is a quarterback from the Bayou State who is getting some attention from college coaches all across America.

John Hundley plays for Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More and will be a two-year starter in the Cougars' pro style offense.

"He is a big strong hard thrower with a good bit of escapability," said STM head coach Jim Hightower. "He can make all the throws. He's got a strong arm, good release, touch and good accuracy. I don't think there is any doubt he will be playing Division-I football. It's just a matter of what system he will end up in."

Auburn, Alabama, Tulane, Baylor and LSU make up Hundley's top five but two schools have showed a little more attention than the others.

"Tulane has called a couple of times and talked to my offensive coordinator and Baylor has been talking to me a little bit," Hundley said. "I just get letters from the others."

During his junior season Hundley strained his rotator cuff and missed three games but he still accounted for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns through the air. He also added 138 yards and two scores on the ground. He said he is fully recovered from the injury and has not experienced any difficulties with his throwing motion.

Hundley plans on helping his cause by attending camps at Ole Miss, Auburn and LSU over the summer.

St. Thomas More has earned a reputation for producing Division-I quarterbacks with the latest being Matt Lane and Jerry Babb. Both are currently playing for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette but Hundley has been compared more favorably to former STM signal caller Jamie Howard who started at LSU.

"The only guy that had a possibly a stronger arm and who could throw the ball harder that we had was Jamie Howard," Hightower told The Insiders. "But John is taller and has a little more touch. I think he is going to be a pretty good prospect."

Hundley has a 3.5 core grade point average and will take the ACT in April so he should be fully qualified to play as a true freshman.

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