Hunter Will Camp at UNC

Like it or not, a combine performance can make or break a recruit. Markus Hunter, however, has been an all-star on the combine scene.

"I've gotten a lot of compliments on my combine numbers," said Hunter. "It's definitely helping me. I practice the shuttle a few times, but the other things are just when I work out with the team and I run track."

During's All-American Combine, Hunter recorded the day's best time in the shuttle (4.0-seconds). He then followed that up with a 4.5-second 40-yard dash time on grass, and vertically jumped 37 inches.

Hunter isn't just a combine standout. He sees significant time at both running back and cornerback for High Point (N.C.) Southwest Guilford.

"[Last year], offensively I didn't touch the ball as much as I'd liked to, but I had a good year defensively," said Hunter.

On defense Hunter compiled 60 tackles, five interceptions, three forced fumbles, and five sacks.

In Southwest's offensive scheme, Hunter is a change of pace tailback whose speed complements the power running of North Carolina verbal commitment Albert Craddock.

On the collegiate level, Hunter's size (5-11, 185) and speed make him a natural fit at cornerback.

"I've been talking to a few [college] coaches, but no offers yet," said Hunter. "I've talked to coaches at Duke, ECU, Wake [Forest], Maryland, and Georgia Tech's coach, too. They are just talking about coming to their camps in June."

Over the summer, Hunter plans to include camping trips to Wake Forest, Duke, East Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

Hunter's spring was almost as he attended junior days at North Carolina, Duke, and East Carolina, and also unofficially visited Wake Forest.

While he awaits scholarship offers, Hunter is keeping his options open.

"Actually, I'm liking them all the same and just waiting for whoever comes around [with an offer] first [before naming favorites]," said Hunter.

Just taking the recruiting process as it comes, Hunter is in no rush to make a verbal commitment.

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