FORTH WORTH, Texas - There was a lot of talk on Sunday at the NIKE Football Training Camp at TCU about the play of the wide receivers, defensive backs and running backs. Though the linemen didn't get quite as much hype, one prospect that certainly did hold up his end of the deal was Monroe (La.) West Monroe defensive tackle, Chuck Hunter.
Hunter doesn't have great height but he has a powerful base, a good motor and good feet. As an interior defender, Hunter was possibly the toughest player to block all day. What's scary is that he was that effective while playing injured.
"It was pretty good," Hunter said of the camp on Sunday. "I'm a little bit nicked up. I strained my hamstring on Friday and my turf toe isn't all the way back yet but I'm good. I wanted to learn a little bit more, work on my pass rushing abilities a little bit and that's it."
Hunter already has plenty of college interest. He holds offers from Ole Miss, Baylor, TCU, Mississippi State, and Louisiana Tech. He has taken visits to Mississippi State and TCU and he's also hoping for offers from LSU, Alabama and Arkansas. However, he's interested in "any school that's interested."
Of his offers, two schools stand out to Hunter.
"I'm liking TCU and Ole Miss but any school that offers me I'm giving it a chance," he said. "TCU, it seems like it's home. You come here and you feel like home. They have good coaching and they've been top dogs for a while. And they have two defensive tackles leaving so there's a big possibility for me hitting the field early. I want to have a chance to at least play my freshman year a little bit or start."
The Ole Miss interest is from second hand info.
"I haven't gone down there yet but I have friends telling me that it's nice and that I would like it."
Hunter's positive intel on the Rebels comes from an unlikely source: his former teammate and 2010 Mississippi State signee Dillon Day.
Regardless of interest Hunter is in no hurry to make a college decision. He does have a decision date set though. He hopes to announce his college plans on January 11, the anniversary date of his mother's passing.