August 7, 2009
Dual-QB Hunter talks Army & recruiting
Dual threat quarterback prospect Henry Hunter has opened the eyes of college coaches and Army is one school that has made Hunter a priority for their 2010 recruiting class.
The Sachse (TX) Sachse High School prospect was offered by the Black Knights last week. "Coach Waugh (Tucker) offered me last Monday," shares Hunter, as he outlines the chain of events that lead to his offer from Army.
"I was school working out and when I got home, I had a message from him (Waugh) and then I called him back. I talked to him for a while and he told me that I was one of their top quarterbacks. We talked about the prestige of West Point and he answered all my questions about the military aspect of it. Honesty, I had never really thought about it, but I am extremely interested and I like the idea of it being a challenging experience for any young man."
Hunter stated that he plans on speaking with Waugh next week to discuss the plans for his visit to West Point. "I want to get a feel of the campus, football facilities and coaches," says the 6-foot-1, 210 pound quarterback,
At Sachse, Hunter runs out of a spread offense and last season passed for 1,678 yards, 14 touchdowns and rushed for 630 yards for 10 touchdowns.
Hunter has the demonstrated talent to put pressure on opposing defenses, but gets more pleasure out of working defenses through the air. "I think I'm mobile and I can run when needed, but I have some play-makers on the team, so I like to throw to them," declares Hunter, who compares his style of play to that of Pat White & Tim Tebow. "But I also like to carry the ball and I use to play running back."
And if you look at Hunter's highlights, you can see that he is a quarterback who has running back talents to go along with a solid arm, quick decision making ability and has been clocked it with a 4.5 forty.
In addition to his offer from Army, the athletic quarterback was offered Navy in the spring, along with offers from New Mexico State and Alcorn State. Hunter has also been in conversations with Kansas State, Georgia Tech and Illinois.
Hunter and his teammates are looking to rebound from an average 2008 football season. "Our team looks real good this year and all of our linemen are coming back this year, including Kason Hostrup (Kansas State commit) and our receiver Brandon Lowery, who is about to get offered by Air Force," concludes Hunter.
GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Hunter's recruiting throughout the summer and his senior season.
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