2016 Lakes (Lakewood, Wa.) WR/DE Chris Hunter recently picked up his fifth offer and he’ll be heading out to visit his newest suitor this weekend.
“I got an offer from Idaho,” Hunter told Northwest Elite Index. “I’m actually heading there later today to check it out on an official visit.”
In addition to his newest offer, Hunter also has offers from South Alabama, UTEP, Montana State and Idaho State.
“I’m visiting Idaho this weekend and then Montana State next weekend and South Alabama after that,” Hunter added.
As a senior this season, Hunter finished with over 50 receptions for 1,200 yards and eight scores as a receiver and he led the state with 19 sacks while also posting close to 70 tackles from his defensive end/linebackers spot.
While both numbers are pretty gaudy, he said he sees himself more on the offensive side of the ball, if given the choice.
“I like to have the ball in my hands and make plays down the field,” Hunter told Northwest Elite Index shortly after helping lead his team past Kennewick for a berth in the 3A state semi-finals. “I can do whatever a team needs me to do, but I’m probably at my best catching a short pass and then using my size and speed (4.5) and my ability to make guys miss in the open field to make a play.”
Because of his quickness and athleticism, he’s also a terror off the edge for the Lancers.
“I like to rush the quarterback, no doubt,” Hunter said. “My speed is really tough for tackles to handle, but I’m not a small guy, so I think I sorta surprise them with my speed and quickness.
“I’m also pretty good with my hands, I can get blockers off me pretty easily, so that helps too.”
In addition to standing out on the gridiron, the 6-3″, 215-pounder is also a solid player on the basketball court and he runs the 100 meters, 110 hurdles and he takes part in the high jump for the track team.
NEI will continue to keep track of Hunter as he makes his way through the recruiting process and we will update news on him as it happens.