Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee weakside defensive end / outside linebacker C. J. Hunnicut took his second official trip this weekend and liked it better than the first. The Mountaineers of West Virginia have moved into a tie for his top school, but he has yet to visit his other leader.
“The people are just down to earth there,” he described his latest experience. “It would be really easy for things to go to their head, because that is all there is in West Virginia is college football, but the people were all down to earth.” Hunnicut rated the visit a nine and was hosted by sophomore defensive back Adam “Pac-Man” Jones, a player that made Hunnicut’s trip even better.
“I really like Pac-Man,” he explained. “We really clicked and we have similar personalities.”
Hunnicut’s first visit was to Auburn, and he said his second – to his surprise -- went a lot better.
“I don’t think I fit in at Auburn,” he explained. “The funny thing is West Virginia was the place I thought I would fit in the least, but so far I have fit in the best.” The Mountaineers moved into a first-place tie with South Florida.
“I want to take all of my visits, to see how it fit in and how bad they want me,” he said. “West Virginia and USF are my top schools now, though, because they both want me to play right now.”
Hunnicut has visits set for USF on Jan. 16 and Ohio State Jan. 23. He is supposed to talk to Florida this week to schedule a visit to Gainesville. He has already had in-home visits with West Virginia, Auburn, and Ohio State, and USF will be in Wednesday.
C.J. stands 6-foot-2, weighs 215 pounds, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds. He is a very good student with a 3.14 GPA and an 890 on the SAT.