Player Spotlight: Mitchel Hunt

<STRONG>Interview with Corona D-lineman</STRONG>

Late in the season Corona del Sol might have been the hottest team in the state. Part of the reason for their success was their stout defensive play, lead up front by DT Mitchel Hunt. We were able to chat with him and this is what he had to say…


24-7: What were your stats last year?

Mitch: As a Junior I made All Conference at Defensive Tackle (2nd Team) and as a Sophomore I made All Conference at Defensive End (HM) and my coaches awarded me Gatorade Rookie of the Year.


My 2004 stats were 58 tackles, 2.5 Sacks, 9 tackles for a loss of 41 yards, 3 Fumbles recovered, 1 forced fumble, 3 QB knockdowns and 15 QB harassments.

24-7: What is your official height and weight?

Mitch: Height: 6 foot 2.5 inches. Weight: 250 pounds.


24-7: What is your best 40, bench, squat and clean?
40: 4.9, Bench: 315, Squat: 500, Clean: 260.


24-7: Who is currently recruiting you? Any early offers?

Mitch: I have no early offers, but I have received letters from Nebraska, Colorado State, Northwestern, and Michigan State. Nebraska and Michigan State have invited me to their summer camps.


24-7: What are your current top 5 college choices?

Mitch: I am really interested in Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Rice, USC, and Nebraska.


24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Mitch: The Defensive Coordinator for our team (Coach Griffen) always says play every game like it is your last.


24-7: Who is the best player you have ever played against? Why?

Mitch: The best player I have played against is probably Ryan Tonnemacher (Hamilton OT who signed with Utah St.). His size and his speed were notable. I had a hard time trying to go through or around him. He kept up with me the whole game.


24-7: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?

Mitch: My first goal is to get into a D1 College. My Second goal is to do what ever it takes to be a starter.


24-7: Who are some other Corona players we should watch out for?

Mitch: Andy Stitt (RB/LB), Robert Holbrok (OL/DL), Matt Mosley (WR/DB), Jeff Zunino (RB/LB) will all be big contributors to next year's Corona team.


24-7: What can you bring to a D1 football program?

Mitch: I can bring a lot of heart, drive, and dedication to a D1 program. I am a hard worker and am determined to play for my team, whoever that is.


24-7: What are your strengths as a player? Weaknesses?

Mitch: My greatest strength is my constant improvement. Every day I work, every day I play I get better. My physical strength is increasing every day, I am coming off the ball lower and lower the more I play, I keep my motor going to the end of the play, and I am determined to win the game.


My weakness is that I sometimes get too wrapped up in the guy in front of me and I lose track of the play.


24-7: How would your coach describe you as a player?

Mitch: He would describe me as a hard working, determined player with a nose for the game.


24-7: What will you be doing to get ready for next year?

Mitch: I have already started getting ready for next year. I have found a strength program which has already shown results in 8 weeks. I will be working on my technique and staying in shape. I am also going to be working a speed program starting after spring break.  I am also going to attend the Texas A&M camp (My 3rd year at this camp), and at least 2 other camps this summer.


The staff at 24-7 would like to thank Mitch for his time and wish him luck in his training for the upcoming season. Anyone who wants to contact Mitchel may email

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