2017 Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River five-star athlete Devon Hunter close to top five, taking visits.

2017 Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River five-star athlete Devon Hunter close to top five, taking visits.

Summer time is crunch time for soon to be senior football prospects holding a boat load of scholarship offers.

For 2017 Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River five-star athlete Devon Hunter, these next few months will be crucial.

After narrowing his list of choices to 11 schools recently, Hunter told scout five schools including Alabama, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Auburn are very likely to be his top five when that cut comes this summer

"I'm going to narrow it down to five and then I'm going to go on my officials to all five schools and make my decision afterward," Hunter said.

Competing out at The Opening in Oregon, Hunter put together a 4.42 40 and a 38.9 inch vertical leap at 6-foot-1, 208-pounds.

"It's a great experience to compete against the best guys so who wouldn't want to do that," Hunter said.

The other schools still in the mix for Hunter at the moment are Michigan, USC, Tennessee, Florida and Penn State. 

Hunter plans to visit each of those schools before school resumes later this summer.

Chatting with the Wolverines, Hunter says one thing stands out above all else.

"The coaching staff for me," Hunter said. "Most of their coaching staff is from the league so they know how to put guys in the league. They know what they're doing and they produce great players."

Hunter added it's the other side of Jim Harbaugh that makes Michigan such an appealing option at this point.

"He's a great guy," he said. "Everyone knows about his coaching ability but as a person he's a great person too. I just love hearing from him and when he can hit me up he does."

Hunter says distance won't play a factor in his decision, noting education and the ability to play football for a long time will loom large.

As far as where he'll line up at the next level, Hunter is open to several different positions.

"It doesn't matter to me," he said. "I prefer safety or strong safety but they could move me down to nickel or outside linebacker. I don't care, I just want to make plays for the team."

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