One of the top 2010 class wide receiver prospects in the country was in Blacksburg over the weekend. Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) standout Justin Hunter, a selection to the Under Armour All-American game, made what was his first ever visit to Virginia Tech and came away pleased with the experience.
“Everything went well,” said the 6-4, 180-pound junior. “I came away with good thoughts about [Virginia Tech].”
Hunter certainly was in familiar company in Blacksburg, spending a large amount of time with his cousin, former Ocean Lakes star and current Tech freshman wide receiver Marcus Davis. He also knows another Ocean Lakes standout in Randall Dunn, who is a freshman as well. What kind of impact do the two former teammates have on Hunter’s ultimate decision?
“It makes an impact because it would be like playing back in high school again,” Hunter said.
Hunter also spent time with rising sophomore receiver Dyrell Roberts, who saw extensive action as a true freshman in 2008.
“We were talking and he said they have a lot of competition out there,” said Hunter. “He said the coaches are nice, real cool and care about their football players.”
Of Tech’s offense, Hunter added, “The team passes enough [for what Hunter is looking for in a college offense]. They have a well-balanced offense.”
Before leaving Blacksburg, Hunter met with head coach Frank Beamer. He also spent significant time with primary recruiter Curt Newsome.
“I had a good take on [Coach Beamer],” Hunter said. “He was real cool. He was talking about going somewhere and feeling real close to home. He talked about having people around who know and care about you.”
A phenomenal athlete who also stars in track in the long jump and high jump events, Hunter has become one of the most highly sought after prospects in the nation. He has offers from all across the country including one from LSU, which is where he visited last week.
“I think LSU was good, too,” said Hunter, who says location is “not a big deal” in his decision. “It is a good school in general. Coach Miles is nice, too. He is like your buddy.”
Hunter, who indicated that Virginia Tech likely would be the choice if he stays in the state (he has an offer from and has visited Virginia), claims no favorites right now and does not intend to make a decision until next year. He is seriously considering an announcement at the Under...
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