Quintin Hunter ‘s first season as Orange Fighting Hornets starting quarterback has impressed some college coaches enough to recruit the athletic prospect to play quarterback. A second-team all-region selection as a signal caller, Hunter’s outstanding junior year included a 514-yard performance (361 yards passing, 153 yards rushing) in a loss to Monticello.
“Stanford is recruiting me as a quarterback,” said Hunter, who totaled over 3,000 yards of offense including 2,100 yards passing and 920 yards rushing. He totaled 30 touchdowns. “I know Maryland is, too. [Virginia] Tech is also. All three are recruiting me to play quarterback.”
Maryland, Stanford and Virginia Tech have officially offered the 6-2, 185-pound standout. The University of Virginia and West Virginia University have extended official offers as well, with the Cavaliers recruiting Hunter as a wide receiver. When it comes down to it, position does not seem to be a big factor for the versatile, multitalented athlete.
“I just want to play,” said Hunter, who, in addition to the four offers, is drawing serious interest from Boston College, Connecticut, Tennessee and West Virginia, among others. “If a school lets me play quarterback, then that is fine. But I know I can contribute at other positions. I know I can play wide receiver or defensive back. I just want to be able to make an impact somewhere.”
Orange’s varsity basketball season just finished up with a regional semifinal loss to Millbrook, so Hunter, who played forward for the basketball team, will focus on preparing for his final football season.
“For me, I just have to get better as an individual,” Hunter said. “I’m looking for us to go further than we did last year. I think we can get a better record. We lost some important players from last year’s team, but we have some players who can fill key spots.”
Recruiting-wise, Hunter has visited schools and plans more visits in the near future, but he likely will not make a college choice until after his senior football season is over. At this time, he plans to make official visits before committing anywhere.
Hunter gave his thoughts on the two in-state Division 1A offers.
“I grew up liking Virginia Tech,” Hunter said. “I always wanted to be a Hokie when I was little. Having a chance to play quarterback there...
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