Surprise! OSU Adds Another Super Senior

It was rumored but it is now official as Indiana cornerback Michael Hunter has obtained his release and will be joining Oklahoma State after he graduates from Indiana this May. His transfer will be announced Wednesday. Hunter said Tuesday night that he made an official visit to OSU last weekend, coming from Indiana and meeting his parents, who drove from their home in West Monroe, La.

"We came up last weekend and that was what sealed it for me in being around the players and seeing how well they get along and how they love being there," Hunter started.

"The coaches are great and I got to spend a lot of time with Coach (Glenn) Spencer and Coach (Tim) Duffie, and they explained the defense and how aggressive it is, press coverage and get in your face. I've been wanting to play that style since I came out of high school. That's the way we played in high school."

Hunter has started 24 games at Indiana, and last season he had 36 total tackles with 29 unassisted. He picked off a pass and defended five others.

In his career with the Hoosiers he has 91 tackles and two interceptions. He was an honorable mention Louisiana Sportswriters Association All-State selection as a senior at West Monroe and was a two-time pick on both the All-Northeast Louisiana team and his All-District teams.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "I haven't been to a bowl game and I know that Oklahoma State has had a lot of success. The facilities were incredible, state-of-the-art. We have some nice stuff up here but it was overwhelming seeing all they have."

The 6-1, 192-pound Hunter said another big plus is getting closer to home. He estimated for his parents it will cut their driving time in half when they come to games.

Overall, he is excited to be a Cowboy. His degree at Indiana will be in exercise science with a psychology minor. He said he will look at athletic administration or one other program at OSU for his graduate degree.

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