2009 Intro: Torrance Hunt

DURHAM, N.C. --- Torrance Hunt shocked timers and observers Saturday at the Nike Combine held in Baltimore. The 5-foot-8, 155-pound cornerback from Durham Jordan ran three electronically timed 40-yard dashes – all three times were 4.3 seconds or under.

"I got enough rest that night, ate good that morning, stretched and really got loose, and it was warm and sunny, so the conditions were good for me," Hunt said.

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On Hunt's first 40-yard dash ran he clocked a 4.30-second time. He found a way to better that with a 4.29-second run on his second timing.

"They wanted to record me running it," Hunt said. "So I finished the rest of the events and then ran it again for them and ran a 4.25 [time].

"Afterwards, they told me my time. I felt good about it – it was really good. They told me about how they've never seen anybody run that fast at a combine."

Before running his third 40-yard dash, Hunt registered a 40.1-inch vertical jump and a 4.37-second 20-yard shuttle.

In early March, Hunt participated in the Nike Combine held in Atlanta where he ran an unimpressive 4.6-second time in the 40-yard dash. Later that month, he nearly shaved two-tenths off his time with a 4.41-second run at the Charlotte Nike Combine.

"I do track, but really I just work hard," Hunt said. "My first combine was the Atlanta combine, I didn't do well. I just worked harder. I went to Charlotte. [After that] I just kept working hard."

Also, Hunt's shuttle time improved in that span of just two months from 4.8 to 4.3 seconds.

In track, Hunt is a force for Jordan in the 100-meter, consistently recording times in the 10.6-10.7-second range.

Don't be fooled, Hunt just isn't a track star playing football.

"He's got great speed, but not just flat out speed, he's also got pretty good agility," Jordan head football coach Mike Briggs said. "He stays in shape [and] he's a hard worker."

After seeing varsity action in a handful of games his sophomore season, Hunt became a fulltime starter at cornerback as a junior.

"We ask him to play some man, we ask him to play some zone," Briggs said. "The thing I really like about Torrance is he's not afraid to hit – he's a physical corner. He'll cover the deep route, but if you throw it short he's going to come up there and put a lick on you and make the tackle, too."

Hunt ended his junior season with 71 tackles, five interceptions, and 14 pass deflections.

This coming fall, Hunt, who also returns punts and kicks, will be utilized more on the offensive side of the ball, according to Briggs.

Before his senior season kicks off, Hunt would like to have his collegiate decision out of the way. However, he is nowhere close to naming favorite schools.

"I don't really have a leader or favorite school," Hunt said. "I'm very open right now.

"I want to go somewhere where I will play – I want to play."

Several schools have inquired about Hunt, with Purdue expressing the most interest.

"The comment from one of their coaches was, from a coverage perspective as well as coming up on the run, [Hunt] could play in the Big Ten," Jordan assistant coach Jason Luck said.

On the heels of Hunt's performance Saturday, Maryland and North Carolina have increased their recruiting efforts. Luck expects that trend to repeat with other schools as word continues to get out regarding Hunt's blazing forty-time.

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