Hunter still has Nebraska on his mind

For a year following a signed letter of intent, other schools can not pursue a player that had to go to junior college. That year is up for Brodrick Hunter, but being placed at Eldorado (Kan.) Butler County has kept former Nebraska property focused on getting to Nebraska eventually.

Brodrick Hunter was supposed to be a bit part of the class of 2005 at Nebraska. However, the wide receiver formerly of Humble (Texas) was a non-qualifier and ended up going to El Dorado (Kan.) Butler County.

"It's been good to me," Hunter said. "It's not that bad. I really didn't want to end up in junior college because I thought that I was ready to go division one."

"It has been a good experience for me. It's one of the top junior colleges in the nation. That makes a big difference to me. I didn't get the feeling that the game speed was really faster here, but I did learn a lot of things. You get more coaching at the collegiate level. It's helped me out a lot."

At Humble, Hunter could be found on the field at a variety of different positions. They would use him in the slot or out wide. He would be in the backfield. He would be lined up as a wingback. At Butler, things got a bit simpler. "I just played receiver mostly. That's all."

Hunter was a big receiver in high school already. He was around 6-foot-2 and 210 or 215 pounds. He has put on some weight, but isn't sure if it's affected his game at all. He is in the process of trying to get down to his high school weight.

"I have gotten bigger since high school. I am about 225 right now. It doesn't really bother me. It might slow me down a bit, but it doesn't affect my game. I am losing weight. I want to get back to the way I was in high school. Around 210 or 215."

The setback of having to attend junior college was a setback for Hunter. He wanted to get to Lincoln because in the West Coast Offense there was little doubt that he could come in and be a contributor. Is getting to Lincoln still in the cards for Hunter?

"The plan has always been to get my associate degree and get to Lincoln. Coach Watson was here yesterday. He was checking up on us (Brodrick and Wallace Franklin) seeing if we were in the right courses to get out of here in December and get there for spring ball. We didn't talk about sports that much. I am on track to get out of here in December."

The letter of intent that was signed with Nebraska is really only binding for a year. There may have been teams that have come to El Dorado to inquire about Hunter or Franklin, but more than likely they wouldn't know it.

"We really don't know who comes here to take a look at us. They really try and direct us and emphasize to us to get back to Nebraska. They really don't tell us any other schools have come to talk to us. We are still Nebraska property."

While it is preached to the players that they go back to where they were originally supposed to go that is still up with the player. Hunter, at one point, may have thought about looking around a little bit. But, he still feels that there is a fit there between himself and Nebraska.

"I was thinking about opening it a little bit, but I still feel that Nebraska is a good place for me and I can still make an impact there. I know that I can make an impact there as a junior, right away."


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