LSU leads for Hunter

LSU already has one out of state receiver committed for the 2010 recruiting class, and they appear to be in the driver's seat for another target outside of Louisiana in Justin Hunter from Ocean Lakes, Va.

After tallying 34 catches for 536 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, Hunter (6-4, 180, 4.49) has received over 20 scholarship offers from schools all over the eastern half of the country. However, he has already started narrowing his focus down to a select few schools.


“I’m starting to nail down my Top 10,” Hunter said. “So far I have Alabama, Florida, LSU, Tennessee, Clemson, North Carolina, Maryland, and West Virginia.”


Hunter has even taken it a step farther and has a timeline for trimming his list down even more.


“I hope to have my list finished by the summer time,” he said. “By mid season I will narrow it down to five schools and take my official visits. Then I’m going to be playing in the Under Armour All American game, so I’ll probably announce my decision there.”


Hunter is also one of the best high school track and field jumpers in the entire country with a personal best of 6-10 in the high jump. He also competes in the triple and long jump, and is being recruited by the track teams at all of the schools he is considering, but currently only LSU has officially offered for both sports.


Hunter’s track schedule this spring hasn’t allowed him much time for visits, but that will change once track and field winds down.


“In a few weeks I’m going to start taking visits to see some schools,” he said. “I’m going to West Virginia and probably some schools on the east coast. I want to stay kind of close to home, so LSU and Florida will probably be as far as I’ll go.”


The Tigers are fortunate to find themselves within Hunter’s distance radius, as the two sport star seems to be very interested in LSU.


“LSU is really strong with me and really up there right now,” Hunter said. “They are my leader. They have a nice team and I like their offense because it’s very well balanced. And I like talking with their coaches. I’ve gotten the chance to talk with coach Miles and coach McCarthy.”


Hunter has gotten a feel for the type of coaches LSU has, and he says he speaks with the one who could potentially be his position coach on a fairly regular basis.


“I call coach McCarthy sometimes,” he said. “We usually talk every two weeks or so. He says they really like me, and they would like me to come in and play the X-receiver position. I’m not really sure what role that position has in their offense, but it’s something I want to learn more about.”

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