Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek cornerback Josh Hunter took his first official visit over the weekend. The 6-foot-2, 172-pounder made his way to Morgantown to check out the Mountaineers.
"It was a nice trip, I enjoyed it," he said. "I got there Saturday morning and came back on Monday morning. I had a good bit of time there.
"I went to the Marshall game, had dinner. They fed me a lot and the food was really good. At night I went out with the players including my host, wide receiver Dorrell Jalloh. It was wonderful hanging out with him. He showed me a lot and is a down-to-earth person. He talked about how they have a very close relationship with the coaches because of what they went through. It's like family down there. They all are really close."
Hunter met with a number of recruits on the trip as well including Tajh Boyd, Morgan Moses, Logan Heastie and others.
Of course, the trip was for the Marshall game. What did he think?
"That was a great game, there were a few miscues here and there," he said. "It was a great game and a great atmosphere. I love their stadium. Everybody around there loves West Virginia football. People were coming from Pittsburgh to the campus. It was great, they have a lot of fan support.
"As for the game, I think I fit in quite nicely there. They run three safeties and two corners. They want me more as a safety because of my size. Coach Stewart did mention how I could play early, they are starting a freshman at safety right now."
On Sunday, Hunter got to check out more of the campus and meet with the coaches.
"I did whatever the players did, I followed them around," he said. "I got to see the campus. That was very nice. The campus is actually in the city that threw me a bit.
"I also went to practice and watched film. That taught me a lot about their schemes on defense and what they like to do.
"At night, I ate dinner with the coaches. I also had every breakfast with them too. I talked to my recruiter, Coach Galloway and Coach Stewart. They all told me I would fit in perfectly. I believe that too."
The trip was Hunter's first to sit down with the head coach more.
"It was, I had a little meeting with him before I left," he said. "He's a real nice person and looked me in the eye. You could tell he really wants me."
Although Hunter was impressed, he confirms there is no leader.
"I'm still pretty open and will take more visits," he said. "Florida wants me to come down for an unofficial when they play LSU (October 11th). I think I'm going to make that and then they want to schedule an official for December for more one-on-one time. That is going to happen.
"I may try to get to South Carolina in the near future as well. I'm working on a visit to Virginia Tech too."
The three-star prospect hasn't scheduled any other officials, but does still have one planned for Wake Forest on November 7th.
This season Hunter has posted two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, 15 tackles and two pass breakups.