Rivals100 linebacker Jeremiha Hunter out of Harrisburg, Pa. was one of many top recruits in the region who took an unofficial visit to State College last weekend. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder with 4.55-second speed is considering both the Nittany Lions and Buckeyes and was impressed by what he saw from both teams.
"It was a really good game up there and I liked the whole gameday atmosphere they have with the energy, it was crazy," he said. "Both defenses linebacker play was the best I've seen in a while. I liked how they moved to the ball with their feet and shoulders staying parallel to the line of scrimmage."
Did the four-star prospect get closer to the Nittany Lions after the visit?
"It makes me look at them somewhat more now that they are a national power and winning again," he said. "Teams have good years and bad though, it is nice that they are winning. Penn State did talk to me about taking an official and how I could do some different things if I came back up, but I'm not sure about that since I can take an unofficial any time I want."
Hunter still has official visits scheduled with Iowa on October 21st and Tennessee on October 28th.
"We'll wait and see when I get there as that is why I'm taking the official visits," he said. "I want to see what they have to offer and get an idea of the difference between the Big Ten and SEC atmospheres. I also want to see what the players do to prepare for games and see what the campuses are like."
The No. 67 prospect in the country plans to take two of his other officials to Georgia and Florida. Does he know who could get the fifth?
"I think that last official will be between Penn State, Ohio State and Connecticut. I'm pretty much down to those seven schools," he said. "My uncle went to Connecticut and when I went for an unofficial I felt really good up there. The coaches and fans are great and I know they keep their word."
This season Hunter has helped the Cougars to a 5-1 record including a 35-7 victory over Cedar Cliff last week.