West Virginia added one more prospect to the 2009 recruiting class. The late addition committed just over a week ago and is enrolling today in Morgantown.
"I got the offer last week and committed last Thursday to West Virginia," Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson wide receiver Jerrard Hunter said. "The coaches sounded really excited. They thought I'd still go through the process and go to Hargrave, but instead I'm enrolling Friday (today) at West Virginia.
"I'm just going to try to jump right in the mix, go learn the playbook real fast and hopefully get on the field."
What made Hunter select West Virginia?
"First of all it was Coach Stewart, Galloway and Beatty," he said. "Coach Beatty and Galloway both seem like people that will take care of me when I get down there. They'll look out for me.
"Coach Stewart is a real down-to-earth guy. He's a great coach and I really like what he stands for.
"In addition, I like the tradition and the fact they run the spread. I think I can have a big role in their offense and do a lot down there."
Hunter's father, H.D. Woodson assistant Wayne Johnson went further about his son's choice.
"He's very, very happy about coming there," he said. "He has nothing but good things to say about the fanbase. He loves the fans and coach Stewart is a top-notch guy. He wanted to play for him because he first wants students and then winners on his team.
"He really liked his position coach, Coach Galloway. He wanted to be apart of his tutorship and then Coach Beatty is one of the top recruiters out there. He's got an eye for talent. He knows football and knows players."
Originally planning to head to Hargrave this semester, Johnson added a note there as well.
"Coach Prunty is a heck of a guy," he said. "He likes to be a mentor to his players and that's why he gets the best. Coach Prunty was sad, but happy as wellto hear that Jerrard was going. He said that's why he comes here and Hargrave is definitely still in him even though he was apart of it briefly."