Hunt Surprises Syracuse

The Syracuse coaching staff may not have been expecting it so soon, but on Thursday Middle Village, N.Y., signal caller Terrel Hunt decided that he wanted to give them a verbal commitment while he was attending a five-day camp at the school.

Terrel Hunt, a 6-foot-3.5, 186-pound quarterback from Christ The King Regional High School understands that Syracuse took two quarterbacks in last year's recruiting class, but competition isn't something that scares him and as he told us late Friday night, he welcomes the challenge when he gets on campus.

"I went up to camp from June 27th to July 1st and decided to commit on Wednesday," Hunt stated. "I wanted to commit face to face and didn't want to do it over the phone. While I was up there I really felt like I was at home. I liked how the coaches were really together as a family and Coach Doug Marrone has really brought together a group of people who trust each other and work well together. The atmosphere at Syracuse was also really good and I felt like I fit in well there. Like I said, it just felt like home to me."

"The coaches were really happy to have me and they were very surprised that I committed to early," Hunt added. "The first coach I told was Coach Marrone and he said it was great to know that I was with them and he was happy to have me. They want me to play quarterback up there and haven't mentioned me playing anywhere else on the field for them. They talked about mainly running a pro-style offense and mixing in some spread to take advantage of my athletic ability as well."

"We went over to meet with Mr. Anderson who talked to me a lot about the Psychology department and the Pre-Med program and that was great as they're both majors I'm thinking about. I was into the campus as well and it was good that I didn't really need to go off campus for anything. I like how everything was right there for me and I didn't need to travel too far."

We asked Hunt how he felt about competing with the two quarterbacks Syracuse brought in last year.

"I'm coming in trying to start, so whoever they have I'm trying to take their spot right away," Hunt explained. "I'm not the least bit afraid of competition and I'm definitely confident in my ability and believe in myself and my ability to get the job done on the football field."

As a junior, Hunt threw for over 1200 yards and rushed for over 1000 yards, scoring 20 total touchdowns. He was named first-team All-City at quarterback.

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