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Del Norte defensive back D'Angelo Gunter getting looks

With only four cornerbacks on the roster in 2016, USC will be looking closely for new defensive back targets in the 2017 recruiting class.

San Diego (Calif.) Del Notre cornerback D'Angelo Gunter is an unknown to most college football recruitniks, but that will soon change. 

The 6-foot-1. 175-pound two-way star has the range and speed college coaches covet at the cornerback position. 

Gunter plays mostly wide receiver for Del Notre High School, but has been featured as a cornerback by his seven-on-seven travel squad,  760 Elite.

“I’ve gotten letters from Washington and Navy, but no offers yet,” said Gunter. “I’d like to get offers from Washington and maybe Arizona State. I really just want to see something different.

“I also like Washington because they are No. 8 in communications, and that’s the degree I want to pursue.”

In fact, the local schools may find it hard to initially recruit Gunter.

“With USC and UCLA, I feel like that’s not me,” said Gunter. “I mean, all of the top kids want to go to USC. They get all the top players around here, so I feel like I want to go somewhere I can do my own thing. I’d like to make a name for myself.”

Of course, Gunter isn’t willing to give up on the 80-degree weather bathing Southern California in sun all year around either.

“One thing I’d like in a college is weather like this,” said Gunter. “Not too hot, not too cold. I’m also looking at schools that are top in journalism. 

“I want to study journalism, so washing tom came up as one of the top schools in the degree I want to study in.” Top Stories