Ocean Lakes WR a National Recruit

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6-4, 180-pound wide receiver Justin Hunter , a star junior out of Ocean Lakes High School (Virginia Beach, VA), has become a true national recruit in recent months, having earned official offers from Alabama, Florida and LSU, among others, and drawing interest from Southern Cal. He has also accepted an invitation to play in the Under Armour All-American game next January. Through it all, Hunter has kept grounded.

“He is humbled,” Ocean Lakes head coach Chris Scott said. “He is excited about each offer he gets.”

A 3-sport athlete at Ocean Lakes, Hunter is now focused on the third season of his junior year. He continues to enjoy athletic success and is seeing the fruits of his labor in the classroom as well.

“He just got done with basketball and recently won the state championship in the high jump,” Scott said. “Right now, he is lifting. That is pretty much it. He is also preparing for the SAT and trying to get his grades up. He is making a big-time grade push. I think he is going to make honor roll for the first time this semester, so he is getting results.”

Being a multi-sport athlete has taken away from Hunter’s ability to hit the recruiting trail. He had initially hoped to visit several places this past winter and this spring, but as of now he has yet to visit any schools. He may visit in-state programs Virginia and Virginia Tech next month, but nothing is definite because of a busy track schedule.

“He has not done anything yet,” Scott said. “We’re looking at trying to get to a couple of Spring Games. With track, it is tough scheduling visits. There is a strong possibility that Justin will go to UVa’s Spring Game on the 18th. I don’t know who else he might visit. He is trying to make Virginia Tech’s Spring Game, but I think we have an Invitational with track that day.”

Hunter has yet to narrow his list of schools and Coach Scott says the decision making process