Top-20 DE Derick Hunter still high on Miami after 2nd 2018 visit


The only real defect to Miami’s Class of 2018 was the failure to land a substantial portion of blue-chip talent on the defensive line. Nesta Silvera, a 4-star defensive take on, was the only blue-chip possibility the Hurricanes signed, while Miami filled the rest of the position with developmental prospects. Even then, the Hurricanes showed up one player short of what they hoped.A player such as Hunter would give Miami precisely what it needs. With his size, Hunter can playing either protective end or defensive take on in the Hurricanes’ 4-3 defense. Miami, which is changing 3 beginners on the protective line from in 2015, might lose another 2 or 3 beginners heading into 2019. The rising senior from Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, Fla., would have a possibility to get on the field immediately.

” [Protective planner Manny] Diaz told me right now it’s the best time to be a defensive lineman concerning the University of Miami, so I’m simply doing the numbers right now, see how whatever’s going,” Hunter stated. “There’s going to be some young boys there, but I’m also getting reps at D-end and D-tackle.”

But Hunter, the No. 192 total prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings, is most comfy playing defensive end.

“If they put me at D-end,” Hunter stated, “they’re most likely going to get the very best pass rush in the nation.”

Hunter insists he’s still as high up on the Hurricanes as ever. When he de-committed in November, Hunter stressed he dedicated to Miami too rapidly due to the fact that it’s his dream school. The protective lineman needed to make certain he was a fit.Now he’s thinking about a long list of schools. He checked out Florida State on Feb. 17 and attended Florida’s junior day Feb. 24. He wishes to take check outs quickly to Clemson, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Penn State. Georgia has actually climbed up into the image because offering Feb. 14. Even schools such as Maryland and Oregon have been mentioned as major suitors in the past.The Hurricanes, nevertheless, will always stick out.

“I tell everyone, University of Miami is my dream school. Miami’s never changed in my mind at all. I needed to step back to actually really comprehend the process. I thought I was moving too quickly,” Hunter stated. “Coach [Mark] Richt, he understands where I was originating from. Every coach was telling me, ‘Just enjoy the procedure. Actually understand the process.'”

His love of the Hurricanes alone won’t put Miami over the top, however. Hunter will make certain his decision isn’t really an emotional one.

“I know some fans feel some type of way, however it’s like, Brother, I was born and raised as a Hurricane. It’s not going to alter,” Hunter stated. “However when you enter this kind of procedure, you’ve actually got to weigh out your options and see exactly what school’s truly going to be best for you because you may have matured a Hurricanes fan, but that university simply ain’t for you.The post Top-20 DE Derick Hunter still high on Miami after 2nd 2018 go to appeared first on Diehards.