Jerrard Hunter, who is one of the top track athletes in the D.C. area, did not perform in the individual testing at the event. "We had traveled to Illinois a few days before. We went up there and hung out with Coach Locksley, and some of the other D.C. area guys like Arrelious Benn and my former high school teammate Eddie McGee. It was a good time up there. But we drove from Illinois to the combine, and after being in a car for so many hours, I did not want to perform. I just wanted to compete in the 1-on-1's".
Hunter then proceeded to check out Maryland, which has already offered. "We are going to check out practice and see how things are going up there. We have a good relationship with Coach Franklin".
Hunter is also setting up 1-on-1 drills with some other local top athletes. "I have been speaking to Darrell Givens and Travis Hawkins about getting together and working out. Doing 1-on-1 stuff. We will be doing that soon".
Hunter's coach Wayne Johnson raves about Hunter's ability. "He is a big physical receiver that is a great all around athlete. He can flat out fly. He can jump out of the gym. He has around a 40 inch vertical jump. He has good hands. He also loves the game and is a competitor. He is also a great kid and is already qualified with a 3.5 GPA and has a good test score. He may be the best athlete I have coached at this stage of the game, and I have coached some great athletes that went on to become top college and NFL players".
Hunter names top schools of Maryland, Illinois, Oregon, Georgia, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State. He is in the process of trying to set up visits to some of those schools in the near future.