Nebraska offers second Longview, Texas product

How big is Texas? Well, big enough that a 6-foot-3 cornerback who has somewhere in the double-digits of offers. Oh yeah, he is also a state finalist for the 200m who wants to run track in college too.

Carderra Hunter: The name just rolls off your tongue and sounds like a football player. You can also imagine offensive coordinators cursing his name at half time of the big game. Teams just don't challenge his side of the field.

"I don't know all of my stats. I only had one interception that counted. One was on a two-point conversion and the other they said that I was out of bounds," Hunter said.

He couldn't remember how many offers or all of the schools that have offered. "It's a lot. Oklahoma, LSU, Texas Tech, Stephen F. Austin, Oregon, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kansas State and others. There's just a lot."

Hunter is scheduled to take a trip out to Lubbock to see Texas Tech. He isn't exactly sure of the date. "Me and a friend are supposed to go. I am just waiting on him to tell me when."

When schools look at Hunter they see a cornerback that can shut down half of a field, his height and definitely his speed. He claims that his determination is his biggest strength on the football field.

"Being very determined to get to the ball. That's about all. It's determination."

Last year Hunter was named newcomer of the year for his team. He also earned various team awards in track. He participated in the 200m, 4x200m, 4x400m and 4x100m.

"My best event is the 200m. I got second at state with 21.27 seconds. All of the schools said that they wouldn't mind if I played both in college."

Carderra has a top three right now of Texas Tech, Stephen F. Austin and Nebraska. "Those are the top three schools that I am looking at right now."

"Nebraska sent me information about their track program. I really liked that. I think that they won the Big 12 last year. I don't know too much about their football team though."

When asked if he was getting a lot of mail from Nebraska Hunter replied, "Yes, a lot. Mostly hand-written stuff. I have two boxes filled with everyone's letters. I just get so many letters everyday."

During the evaluation period Nebraska came to see Hunter. He couldn't remember though if Nebraska was here in the last week of practice when they could have seen him in football, or if Nebraska saw him preparing for state track. He did know that he spoke with Coach Gill and he has sent him letters.

With a top three of two of the closest schools to offer and probably the furthest, will distance factor into his decision? "No, although I would like to stay in Texas it won't be a problem."

Hunter is planning on taking an official to Nebraska sometime after this season.

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