Two Stand Out for Hunter

Sooners Illustrated caught up with Danielle Hunter, three-star defensive end out of Morton Ranch HS in Katy (TX). Hunter talked about recruiting including two schools that are currently standing out to him. Check inside for more.

Danielle Hunter is one of only two defensive ends in the state of Texas that currently holds a Sooner offer. The Sooners were actually the first program to offer Hunter. Soon after Colorado, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Houston also informed Hunter that they were following suit.

Not too long ago Hunter came out and named a top five. This time around he states that two of the schools in that top five are standing out to him more than the rest.

"Oklahoma and Missouri," Hunter said. "I like the playing style of OU. I like the defense of Missouri."

At this moment Hunter has only visited Houston and says he may get up to Norman this summer to check it out. Oklahoma defensive ends Coach Bobby Jack Wright is making sure to keep up with Hunter every week.

"I talk to him on Facebook like every week. He's a pretty good dude, pretty good coach."

Hunter is listed at 6-foot-4 and 220-pounds but says he is currently standing at 228-pounds. At that size Hunter is a big defensive end at the high school level that will already have his opponent's attention. Last season he racked up 63-tackles and seven-sacks coming off the edge at defensive end.

Next season he will also line up at a different position at times and the opposing offenses better all have their heads on a swivel.

"I'm supposed to be playing some linebacker this season," Hunter stated. "Last season I played defensive end the entire time but now I'm trying to play some linebacker a little bit."

The academic side of things is number one on Hunter's list when deciding on where he plays his college ball.

"They got to have a good Mechanical Engineering program," Hunter said about what he is looking for in a school.

From the sounds of it Hunter's decision could come in the next couple of months before his senior year begins at Morton Ranch.

"Maybe in the summer time," Hunter explained. "It may be before the beginning of the next school year."

Stay tuned to Sooners Illustrated for more news on Hunter moving forward.

-Greg Powers-

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