Hunter has offer

The LSU coaches have been busy the last few days dishing out offers to in-state prospects for the 2010 class. However, their primary out of state targets have had their offers in hand for a while and one of those targets is wide receiver Justin Hunter from Virginia Beach, Va.

Hunter enjoyed a productive junior season at Ocean Lakes High School where he hauled in 34 passes for 536 yards and got into the end zone 10 times. He also played running back for one game and eclipsed the 100-yard mark and scored once.

 

For his efforts, Hunter was names first team all-district and all-region, and earned second team all-state in Virginia.

 

Hunter measures in at six-foot-four, 182 pounds and reports a 4.49 in the 40 yard dash. So combine his size and speed with his production on the field and you have the making of a big-time prospect at wide receiver that is sure to grab the attention of many schools.

 

“I have about 20 offers right now,” Hunter said. “Some of the teams that have offered are LSU, Alabama, Florida State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Maryland, Clemson, Boston College, North Carolina State, and West Virginia. I’m also hearing from Georgia and Florida.”

 

With an already impressive offer list that is sure to grow even more in the coming weeks, it’s not surprising that Hunter still considers his recruitment to be wide open. LSU is one of the many schools that he is hoping to learn more about.

 

“I got offered by LSU about two months ago,” he said. “The whole program interests me, especially the academic part. They are also a really good football team that wins championships. I like their offense and how they use the pass to open up the run.

 

“I haven’t gotten to talk to any of the coaches yet,” Hunter continued, “but Coach McCarthy has talked to my coach, and they really like me. I’m getting about 10 letters a week from LSU.”

 

As already mentioned, Hunter’s frame is a big reason that he is such a coveted recruit. However, he says it’s what he can do with his huge frame that separates him from everyone else.

 

“I’m a tall guy, but I move really well for my size,” he said. “I have very good ball skills and I’m good with the ball in the open field. I need to keep working and get bigger and stronger, but I’d say my greatest strength is on jump balls because of my height and my 41-inch vertical.”

 

Football is not the only sport that Hunter’s explosive jumping ability comes in handy in, as it’s also made him a standout jumper on the track. He boasts personal bests of 6-10 in the high jump, 23-5 in the long jump, and 46-6 in the triple jump.

 

“Track is a pretty big deal to me,” he said. “LSU has already offered me in track, along with Georgia, Miami, and Duke. Right now I think track will definitely be a factor in my decision so that plays into another reason I like LSU.”


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