Dallas Area QB Commits

While we love bringing you a good portion of high school news and updates, we also want to feature Sache quarter back Henry Hunter. He gave his verbal commitment recently.

Henry Hunter had reservations about his visit to James Madison, but by the time he returned, the Sasche quarterback was certain on where to play college football.

Hunter announced his decision to bypass Division I schools North Texas and New Mexico State on Sunday, choosing JMU and its rich tradition as one of the top Division I-AA programs in the nation.

"I loved the experience I had there," said the 6-1, 200-pounder. "I didn't know what to expect from a Division I-AA program, but the more I toured the campus, the more I felt at home.

"Everyone I talked with, from the players to other students I met, really loved the school. I had my own thoughts about what a Division I-AA school would look like, but James Madison is a first-class school. Almost every kid dreams of playing in the NFL, and James Madison has had a lot of players reach that level."

Hunter still had one obstacle to hurdle before finalizing his commitment: his mom.

"She wasn't pleased at first," said Hunter. "Between the four-hour flight and the two-hour drive to JMU, she felt that was too far for me to be. But we were able to pray and talk about it, and I finally got her blessing to go."

Besides North Texas and New Mexico State, Hunter also received interest from Army and Air Force.

Hunter will get a chance to compete for the starting job, as the Dukes -- who finished 6-5 in 2009 -- struggled to get a firm grasp of a spread offense similar to what Hunter ran at Sasche.

"I'm excited about getting a chance to play early," he said. "They run a lot of zone read out of the spread, which I'm comfortable with."

Hunter is undecided on his major, but said he was leaning toward pursuing a business degree.


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