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Offers begin to pile up for rising Rivals100 DE

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It doesn't take long for recruiting to pick up. Such is the case with Rivals100 defensive end Fre'Shad Hunter who held one scholarship from NC State two weeks ago. Now, the 6-foot-5, 246-pounder is up to seven offers and is receiving interest from some of the top teams in the country.
"Since the Greensboro event, I picked up offers from Purdue, East Carolina, South Carolina, LSU, Oregon and Tennessee," he said. "I got the paperwork from Tennessee Thursday and LSU on Friday."
The four-star prospect is also getting heavy interest from a few other schools.
"I heard from Florida and now they are really high on my list," he said. "They want me to come down for a visit possibly over my spring break next week. They did talk about an offer on the phone.
"I'm also hearing more from Ohio State."
Previously Hunter was high on NC State. Do the new offers change anything?
"Right now NC State is still at the top of my list of schools," he said. "They've been one of my favorites all my life. Behind them are Florida and LSU. I'm also high on Wake Forest.
"I like Florida because it's a powerhouse. They like to get it done. Tim Tebow is a player I like and they have a great football atmosphere. The LSU offer was kind of surprising. That's a strong scholarship offer and another powerhouse in the SEC."
As for visits, Hunter recently went to North Carolina.
"North Carolina was pretty good," he said. "I watched the spring game and they look like they are going to be good this year.
"I talked to my recruiting coach, Coach Shoop and Coach Davis. They told me to come back and visit a couple more times when we can be one-on-one. There were about 20 other prospects there. I do think it was awesome and I liked the campus. The people were nice."
He touched on future trips as well.
"Florida wants me to come down as I said, but I've got to talk to my grandmother and mom," he said. "They kind of want me to wait to go to the out-of-state schools until my official visits. I want to go to Alabama, LSU and Ohio State too.
"I do plan to go to NC State's spring game and maybe Wake Forest and ECU."
Meanwhile, the No. 84 prospect is participating in track where he runs the 100, 200 and throws the shot putt.
"I'm undefeated in the conference in the shot putt and placed second in a regional meet recently."
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