Southampton (Courtland, VA) junior Tyran Hunt has excellent size at 6’6″, 270 pounds, and he has been productive, earning second-team all-Conference 25 honors at defensive line as a sophomore and first-team all-Conference 25 honors on both sides of the line this past season as a junior.
Hunt’s potential has drawn the attention of major FBS schools, most notably NC State, Old Dominion, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, all of which have offered the promising prospect a scholarship. UVA is the latest to offer, coming through this past Saturday while Hunt was in Charlottesville for a Junior Day recruiting event.
Hunt, who plans to visit NC State and Virginia Tech “in the near future,” enjoyed his time at Virginia and praised the Cavaliers’ new coaches.
“My favorite parts were the one on one we had with [Cavalier offensive line coach Garett] Tujague. And then when coach Mendenhall personally offered me my scholarship. I give him a lot of respect for that because he wanted to do it face to face,” Hunt wrote in a Twitter direct message regarding UVA’s Junior Day, which included a tour of Scott Stadium, meeting with coaches, a cookout, and the UVA/UNC men’s basketball game.
“I like that the coaches have confidence in what they are bringing in to UVa,” Hunt wrote. “They KNOW they can turn this program around and have the trust and chemistry in each other and the players to do so. It’s just a great environment to be around.”
Hunt relayed the message Bronco Mendenhall gave to recruits, as well as what he thought about the message.
“Coach Mendenhall kept his speech sincere and honest. He told us a little bit about himself and his insights on the the future UVa. Had the statistics and confidence to back it up as well,” Hunt wrote. “What appeals to me the most is how you work for everything. If you work hard, they reward you. Coach said they are trying to give their players early exposure and that’s the biggest deal for me.”
NC State and Virginia Tech are the only visits Hunt plans to make in the near future. He has spoken with Virginia Tech’s new head coach, Justin...
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