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Stock on the rise for S.C. WR

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Duncanville (S.C.) J.F. Byrnes wide receiver Reynaldo Hunter is a prospect to keep an eye on this fall. He has the potential to shoot up the charts in a hurry. He has all the tools needed to become one of the top players in the Palmetto State.
“I have had an offer from Duke for a long time,” Hunter said. “I have gotten written offers from North Carolina and Appalachian State recently. Clemson verbally offered me, but it is kind of a conditional offer. Basically they told me that they have a couple of taller guys rated ahead of me, but that I am next in line for an offer.”
Hunter has been on the map for some time, but at the “Southeast Select 7-on-7” passing tournament in Hoover, Ala. in late July Hunter’s stock has taken off.
“The schools that I really want an offer from are Georgia, NC State, Maryland and Florida,” Hunter said. “I really like all of those schools a lot, especially Georgia and NC State. They are both recruiting me really hard lately. I get a lot of mail from them, I got a media guide from both of them the other day.
Those four and then Clemson and Duke are probably my top schools right now. I am thinking that I will probably take all of my visits before I make any kind of decision, but an early commitment could be possible. I could see myself committing to NC State or Georgia if the situation was right.”
As a junior, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Hunter caught 47 balls for 856 yards and nine touchdowns in helping lead Byrnes to an undefeated season and the AAAA division-2 state championship.
“Wherever I go I want to fit in,” Hunter said. “I am going to be myself no matter where I go, I just want to make sure that I get along with everyone. I will be looking at the depth chart at each school because I would really like to play early in my career.”
Hunter runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds and has a 265-pound bench press and 365-pound squat.
“I am planning on going to several games this fall,” Hunter said. “I am already planning on going to the Clemson-Wake Forest, Clemson-NC State, Clemson-South Carolina and the Georgia-South Carolina games.”
Hunter camped at Clemson, Wake Forest and North Carolina this summer.
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