Herd on Hunt

Marshall tight ends coach Todd Hartley took over as recruiting coordinator at Marshall University a season ago, and he immediately began to make a huge impact in his home state of Georgia. Hartley secured signed letter of intent from nine prospects from Georgia in the class of 2014. Thus far, the Herd has already one Georgia athlete committed to the class of 2015.

Hartley hopes to see that increase at some point as he puts a full out attack on super star linebacker from Washington County High School, Logan Hunt. Hunt is a linebacker who currently has offers from schools such as in state Georgia Tech. Marshall offered Hunt, "a long time ago!" Was the quote from Hunt when asked a time frame. He said that Hartley has been on him "really good." Because of this, "Marshall is definitely one that I am considering for sure. I am definitely going to visit, maybe in July, but possibly sooner if I can."

"Marshall wants me to play a rush defensive end, or an outside linebacker type of a guy. They want me to be able to drop into coverage and also put my hand down on the ground." Hunt could step in and be someone like Gary Thompson last year, who blasted on the scene as a rush end. He accounted for multiple sacks and tackles for loss, then, late in the year against ECU in a battle for the CUSA east title, he dropped back into coverage. That led to two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. He ended the year with 5 tackles for loss and three sacks in only one official start.

As mentioned earlier, Hunt has multiple offers. Those include Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Cinicinnati, Troy, South Alabama, UNC Charlotte, Georgia Southern, Old Dominion, Akron, UAB and Brown.

Hunt goes to the same high school as current Marshall starting right guard Michael Selby. The fact that Selby got to come in and compete for a job as a true freshman is something that did not go unnoticed on Hunt, especially seeing as how Selby was not exactly a can't miss prospect based on his size. Selby earned his job through practice. "I know I would have a chance to come in and play as a true freshman."

Hunt likens his style of play to J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. Both players are Houston Texans and are big time pass rushers. Hunt is a 6'3", 230 pound outside linebacker with excellent speed. It should be no problem for him to put on a few pounds and play defensive end at the next level.

In the meantime Hunt looks forward to another great season at Washington County High School. Washington County made it deep into the AAA playoffs before finally losing to Buford 35 to 19. Hunt expects his team this year to be nearly as good as last year.

Marshall loses starting defensive end Ra'Shawde Myers and back up Arnold Blackmon to graduation after this season. Armonze Daniel will be a junior this season.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com as we follow up on Hunt's recruitment.

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