Hunter Receives Irish Offer

Manheim Central (Pa.) linebacker Jeremiha Hunter has the offers rolling in. He recently added an offer from Notre Dame to push his total offers to over 30. With so much attention do the Irish have a shot with this talent athlete?

Notre Dame hasn't offered many linebackers, but Jeremiha Hunter recently received a letter from the Irish coaching staff.

"Notre Dame did offer. I just spoke to ND for the first time a couple weeks ago," explained Hunter. "Coach Weis and coach Latina came to my school last week and then I saw them at the Elite combine.

What is his impression of the new Irish coaching staff?

"I really haven't had much time to talk to them," Hunter responded. "I did speak with coach Latina today for a short period. He seems like a good coach.

When you read other interviews, Notre Dame hasn't been among the top schools Hunter has listed, so I asked him if he had any interest in playing football for the Irish.

"Yeah, I am interested, " he replied. "They'd be in my top seven. If the decision were up to my mom, she'd want me to go to Notre Dame -- she's told me that."

Hunter will certainly discuss his options with his family, but like most athletes in Jeremiha's position, the decision will be his to make. Besides Notre Dame what schools round out his top seven?

"I try to make a list, but it seems to change all the time, so I try not do it," he responded. "But Michigan, Ohio St, Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma, ND, and UConn would be my top seven. Georgia is probably in there.

Is Michigan the team to beat for Hunter's signature?

"You could say that," Hunter replied. "But it's early and I really couldn't say that's where I'm going to school. Seriously, I'm pretty open right now."

With over 30 offers Jeremiha will have a lot of options, but are there any schools that haven't offered that he'd like to see come around with a scholarship offer?

"USC and Texas," he said.

Jeremiha isn't certain if he'll take any unofficial visits this summer, but he'll likely take all of his official visits and then decide sometime after his season.

Comment: Jeremiha has a lot of people tugging at him now, but he seemed like he was still very humble. He's a very likeable guy and I think he'd do very well at Notre Dame. I do think Michigan is the team to beat, but if Notre Dame has a solid season, they could be very competitive. Top Stories