Greenville, S.C., three-star receiver Reynaldo Hunter knows that he’s not a 6-foot-3, or 6-4 receiver. He also knows that he’s 5-11 and 170 pounds and that might scare some teams away. But he also knows that he’s about to get an opportunity at the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl in December to show everybody that he does belong among the Southeast’s top receiver recruits.
“I feel like it’s a big game for a guy like me,” Hunter said. “Most schools recruiting me haven’t offered because I’m not as tall as some other receivers. But I have good speed, good hands and I just need to go out there and show them.
“That’s what I’m going to go.”
And he’s doing it on the field, too.
Hunter has led his team to two state championships in a row and Duncan (S.C.) Byrne is off to an 8-1 start on the season. Its only loss came to Gaffney earlier this season 12-10.
“I’m a lot better blocker this season,” Hunter said. “I’ve also learned how to get more vertical, and I’ve improved on my leverage and knowing where the defenders are on the field. I feel that’s helped me become a more complete receiver.”
Hunter said he just spoke with an N.C. State assistant coach about 20 minutes ago and the Pack remain very interested but have yet to offer a scholarship. He does have offers from Duke and UNC, and they are remaining in the picture.
“North Carolina is on me even more than before,” he said. “And Wake Forest is jumping into the mix, too. The others like Georgia, Maryland and Clemson are still there, too.