Oregon Ducks Football Recruiting: J.R. Hunt to visit


The Oregon Ducks will be receiving an unofficial visit from 2014 safety J.R. Hunt next week, according to 247Sports. It is Chandler High’s by week next weekend, so Hunt will be in Eugene on the 6th of October.

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The Ducks and Arizona Wildcats are two teams that Hunt is showing interest in early on, and he has also received offers from Arizona State and Montana. Arizona makes up one of his three offers, and he has also received interest from USC. UCLA is another major Pac-12 team with interest in the safety, and Dan Ferrigno has been recruiting him to Michigan. Boise State and BYU are also interested.

The 6’3″, 190 pound safety is regarded as one of the top ten prospects in the state of Arizona in the 2014 class, and he is coming off of a five-pick season for Chandler. J.R. Hunt runs a 4.6 forty, and he is one of just three juniors on the All-Division One team on the defensive side of the ball.

Chandler is one of the top programs in the state, and another big year from Hunt will go a long way in boosting his stock. Big teams are already interested, and he has the physical tools and has bulked up recently. Hunt broke out as a sophomore with two picks, and he is improving quickly. Oregon and Arizona are the two teams most heavily involved in his recruitment thus far, so next week’s visit will be a key one early on in Hunt’s recruitment.

I watched some tape on him, and I came away impressed with his tackling ability. Hunt displays good range and makes some absolutely brutal hits going downhill. He needs to work on his technique and become a more disciplined player, but he is a rangy safety with good ball skills and can make plays in run support as well.

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