Signee Update: Josh Hunter

Participating in four events, North Carolina signee Josh Hunter is a vital part of Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek's track and field team.

"It's really starting to crank up right now with the conference and regional [meets] coming up," Hunter said.

The ME-CA 6 Conference Championship Meet is Tuesday and Wednesday, and the regional meet is next week.

Hunter competes in the 100- and 200-meter dash, and the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. His best 100-time is 10.7 seconds, while his best 200-time is 22.2 seconds.

Last spring, Mallard Creek qualified for the NCHSAA State Championship Meet in both the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

In between track training, Hunter is preparing for his UNC football career. Hunter, who acknowledges that he needs to bulk up, is following as much of the workout plan assigned to him by UNC as he can.

"I'm trying to do both," Hunter said. "I try to slide [UNC's workout] in every chance I get. I'm doing about 50 percent of it."

Hunter, who stands at 6-foot-1, currently weighs 181 pounds. His freshman season target weight is 190 pounds.

Hunter says he speaks to Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator and secondary coach, "every now and then." They conversed most recently Friday.

"He can't wait to get me down there," Hunter said. "He told me there's a possibility for some playing time. I just have to put in the work for it."

Throughout his playing career, Hunter has worn No. 18. He hopes to continue that trend into his UNC career.

"One of the kickers has [No. 18], but they were talking about switching him over to the number he had previously wanted," Hunter said. "So I might just end up with the number I want."

Hunter has been academically qualified for some time now. He plans to enroll at UNC in mid-June.

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