Recruiting: Kendall Hunter Showed Up Strong

Running back Kendall Hunter of Tyler (John Tyler), Texas, had to overcome an injury during his junior season to earn attention in recruiting and the best way to do that is in person. It was that personal approach that worked well for him on Sunday at the OSU Senior/Junior Prospect Camp.

The 5-9, 185-pound running back had a 31-inch vertical jump and then in the 40-yard dash ran a 4.6 followed by a 4.55.

"I didn't think I ran that well," said Hunter. "I was disappointed in my 40, but I guess it was okay. I really liked it up there at Oklahoma State."

Hunter ran for just more than 800 yards last season in only four and a half games as he broke his ankle in a game with Mesquite Horn in the regular season. Hunter is hoping to make up for lost time this upcoming season. He has an offer already from Baylor and is being recruited by Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. He said he wouldn't mind Oklahoma State getting more serious.

"I like it and I came home and told my mom all about it," said Hunter. "The campus is great because everything is together and it is not so spread out. The football stadium is nice, but it is really going to be nice with what they are doing to it. The coaches and everybody is cool."

Hunter is expecting a big season for himself and his teammates at John Tyler. Daily power camp (workouts) started this week and Hunter said he is busy getting ready for 7-on-7 competition, which is huge in Texas during the summer.

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