WR JIMMIE HUNT, JR. 6'1" 195 4.45 Cahokia (IL)
Hunt is an outstanding athletic talent who excelled on both sides of the ball for his school. He made his mark mostly as a safety on defense and as a wide receiver on offense, but he also played some cornerback, linebacker and running back, in addition to holding for place kicks and returning kicks and punts. He even punted on occasion. Hunt is a fast, powerful, and explosive athlete who has good hands and leadership skills. He is a three-time team captain who was his squad's most outstanding player each of the last two seasons, in addition to being named to various All-State squads as both a junior and senior.
Hunt led his team in 2009 with 94 tackles, to go along with 3 interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries, while catching 36 passes for 640 yards and 13 TDs on offense. His team won 9 games in 2009 and reached the state playoffs. Hunt caught eight passes for 126 yards and one touchdown in the playoff opener, while also running in a
pair of two-point conversions in his team's 30-0 win. He had 93 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks as a junior in 2008, while catching 35 passes for 905 yards and 11 TDs on offense for a team which reached the state semi-finals. He also competed in basketball and track and field at the prep level.
His high school coach is Antwyne Golliday, and his parents are Jimmie Hunt, Sr. and Clarissa Buchanan. He lists his hobbies as hanging out with friends, watching television, and playing games. Hunt chose Missouri over Kansas, Kansas State, Illinois, Purdue, and Indiana, among others.
Missouri Assistant Coach Cornell Ford was the primary recruiter on Jimmie Hunt. Here's some of what he had to say about him. "He's very athletic. He was First-team All-State at WR, First-Team All-State as a safety............. This kid is just an extra-ordinary athlete, and a great, great kid!"
Hunt's high school coach also had high praise for him."Jimmie's just a beast," Antwyne Golliday said. "He's just a man among boys...He's like a coach on the field. He's amazing."
"He's a kid I gave the green light to do what he does the best on offense and on defense,"
JP: "Jimmie is just a flat out athlete and football player. It doesn;t matter which side of the ball you put him on, he just gets after it. I personally think that as good as he is as a receiver, he may be an even better prospect at safety. He is physical, can cover a lot of ground, and brings the same balls skills to to defense that he does on offense. He is a solid kid who can play at over 200lbs and be affective on offense or pack a wallop on defense."
Greg: "I'm still not sure where Hunt will play in college. He wants to play WR, so that's where he'll start out, and he might just stick there. He has good hands, to go along with very good speed. But, count me among those who see Jimmie as possibly an even better prospect at safety. Plus, he can help out in the return game. I think he's got the frame to fill out some more and eventually play at over 200 pounds."