One of the players that seemed to get quite a bit of one on one attention from the NC State coaching staff during the Wolfpack’s recent football camp was TE/DE Will Hunt from Southside High School in Greenville, SC. Hunt spent a day in Raleigh working out for the Pack’s coaching staff at both defensive end and tight end. At 6-4, 225 pounds, Hunt is a solid looking prospect that displayed good athleticism and versatility.
The rising senior appeared to be better suited for tight end and in all, came away satisfied with his workout for the Wolfpack coaching staff and a favorable impression of the NC State football program.
“I really liked the campus up there,” said Hunt. I had a chance to work out with coach Bridge and it was a good camp for me because I got a chance to learn a lot of stuff, from defense to offense. It was a really great camp for me.
“My mom and my stepdad were also there and coach Bridge came up and talked to us once I had finished working out. He just told me that by me coming up there and working out for them, I went from being a prospect to a recruit. He said I had done a really great job there. He said he wanted me to send him some film of me catching the ball and blocking.”
An all-region selection as a junior, Hunt began last season at defensive end for his Southside squad before working in some time at tight end later in the year. He even chipped in on special teams as the squad’s full time punter.
That versatility has helped him land interest from a number of division one programs and offers from several smaller colleges.
“I’ve been getting mail from schools like Georgia Tech, Clemson, NC State and South Carolina although I haven’t heard as much lately from them. I’ve got offers so far from Presbyterian, Winston Salem State and Newberry. Coach Bridge from NC State came to the school to check on me back in the spring and then coach Scott from Clemson came by during the week before our spring game.”
Although he doesn’t have a definitive list of top schools just yet, Hunt did list the Pack as one of the programs he’ll be keeping a close eye on headed into the fall.
“I really like NC State but I haven’t been getting us much mail from them,” he said. “I also like Clemson. I’m looking at Winston Salem State too because I just talked with one of their coaches and he said I was the first defensive lineman they had offered.”