Mallard Creek Star Josh Hunter Considering VT

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Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) defensive back Josh Hunter , one of the top overall defensive prospects in the state of North Carolina’s 2009 class, has significant interest in Virginia Tech and may schedule a visit to Blacksburg for some time this fall. Nothing has been set yet, although the 6-2, 180-pound standout hopes to be in touch with primary recruiter Kevin Sherman soon.

“[Virginia Tech] has not been in contact [via phone] so much recently, but they have been in touch. I’ve been getting handwritten letters from them,” Hunter said. “I haven’t visited, but I’m trying to set something up.

“I’m always interested in Virginia Tech. I know they have a great program up there and I know a few of the people who are there now. I know Jarrett Boykin and Eddie Whitley. They tell me about it. I think they signed a few corners this past year and they have some commitments this year, so I know it would be great competition.”

Hunter mentioned Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wake Forest and West Virginia as the programs that have been “calling on a regular basis” so far this month. He has scheduled two official visits, including one to West Virginia on the weekend of September 27th and the other to Wake Forest on the weekend of November 8th.

Hunter boasts a number of official offers, including offers from each of the schools mentioned above. In the near future, he hopes to narrow the list to a more manageable number.

“Right now, I’m trying to narrow it down. I’m in the process of doing it right now,” Hunter said. “I want to get down to at least a top five.”

As a junior last season, Hunter picked off five passes in what was his first full season as a starting cornerback. He had played safety in previous years and is getting a few looks to play safety on the college level, though cornerback is where he initially projects on many college lists.

“Either one is fine with me, but some coaches have said safety and some have said corner,” Hunter said. “It doesn’t matter to me. Safety is a lot easier in the sense that you get to see the whole field and see what everybody is doing. At corner, there is more competition and it is more hands on. They are different,