November 30, 2009

Dual threat QB receives attention from Army coaching staff

With two weeks off to prepare for their December 12th showdown with Navy, the Army coaching staff has been on the recruiting trail and the state of Texas is one areas that is getting a lot of attention from the Black Knights' staff.

Dual threat quarterback prospect Henry Hunter from Sachse (TX) Sachse High School is a recipient of some of that Army attention.

Last week, the 6-foot-1, 205 pound quarterback received a visit from defensive tackles coach, Clarence Holmes. "It was great to speak with him, because he played there and he was telling me about the success rate coming out of West Point," Hunter shared with GBK.com. "The opportunities after graduation are unmatched, but on the football front, it was good to know that he had an offer from Georgia Tech, but selected Army."

Although Hunter is being recruited by several schools as an athlete, he feels comfortable that the Black Knights will give him an opportunity to showoff his skills at quarterback. "Coach Holmes said that if I committed … there is no doubt that I would be playing quarterback, although some other schools are recruiting me as an athlete," says Hunter. "He said that with my skill set I would be one of the better passers coming through, which would allow them to open things up."

This past season, Hunter had 680 yards on the ground, with 14 touchdowns. In the air he compiled 1,220 yards passing, 8 touchdowns, along two interceptions.

EXTRA ATTENTION

Today Hunter received another visit from the Army staff and this time it was Recruiting Coordinator./Slot Backs Coach, Tucker Waugh, who is known as a solid recruiter, which is evident by selection to Rivals.com "Top Recruiters by Conference" list.

"He came by my school today and watched my basketball practice today, He is coming down for an in-home visit in December. He wants to talk to my family and mom is really excited about meeting him. He said they are really excited and I like how he is recruiting me.

And what is Hunter's level of interest in Army? I'm very interested, love the challenge and prestigious," shared Hunter, who is scheduled for an official visit to Army for the January 29th weekend. "My father and I have really been talking about it and I'm really excited."

When asked to describe his style of play, Hunter was quick to point out the similarities in his game and that of former West Virginia and current Miami Dolphin quarterback, Pat White" "He just made plays however it needed to be made, whether it be with his legs or arm," notes the athletic Hunter. "When it comes down to it, I feel I can make the plays. I don't think he gets enough credit for his passing skills and that happens to me a lot because I can run well."

I like the game day atmosphere of what I heard about Michie Stadium and looking forward to experiencing that.

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Hunter's recruiting throughout the recruiting process.


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