OSU is recruiting the son of the greatest bat-flipper in MLB history.
Of course so is everybody else.
ESPN Insider had a good article on the junior two-sport star’s recruitment, here are some of the highlights…
Hunter, a two-sport standout, did his part as a center fielder to help his summer baseball team, the D-Bat Mustangs, earn a victory Monday evening. The win was proverbial icing on the cake for what happened earlier in the day, as Hunter added to his football resume by officially accepting an invitation to participate in The Opening, scheduled for July 5-8 in Beaverton, Ore.
“The Opening” is a Nike-sponsored combine for the 150 best high school athletes in the country1.
As a 6-foot-1, 175-pound receiver, Hunter currently holds 16 FBS offers. He was most recently offered by TCU and has offers from Notre Dame, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and several other programs. He is ranked No. 16 among all receivers in the country and No. 20 among all players in Texas.
Arizona, Mississippi St., SMU, Tech, Utah, and WVU are the “several other programs.”
Hunter said he’s looking to play football and baseball in college. He said most of the schools that have offered are on board with that.
Hunter added that he’s looking to make a decision based on a combination of academic and athletic reasoning. Academically, Hunter has a 3.7 grade-point average.
As far as education goes, I want the school to be big in the field I’m going to study,” said Hunter, who is looking to study either architectural engineering or psychology. “Secondly, I’m looking at the team and the offense they run. A spread offense is probably what I’m looking for, because that’s what my team runs. You want to go to a school that throws the ball. You want to be the playmaker on the field.
We’re in the running!
You know what would be awesome? A Mike Gundy/Josh Holliday tag-team recruiting effort to land THJ.
Potential baseball stadium donation from pops? This would be a sweet get for both programs.
- Not a place you and I would be visiting ↩