Recruiting: DL Derick Hunter commits to Miami Hurricanes

Derick Hunter (247Sports)
Derick Hunter (247Sports)

The Hurricanes have the consensus No. 1 recruiting class for 2018 and are adding more talent for the coming years.

The latest prospect to commit: defensive lineman Derick Hunter, a two-way 2019 prospect from Fort Myers-Dunbar High.

Hunter, listed at 6-foot-5 and 251 pounds, is rated four stars by Rivals and 247Sports.

“My mind [has] been made up” for some time now, he tweeted.

He told 247Sports that Miami wants him to play defensive tackle. That website’s early rankings peg Hunter as the 13th-best strongside defensive end in the nation for next year’s cycle.

UM’s 2019 recruiting class also includes four-star wide receiver Brieon Fuller and three-star linebackers Diamante Howard and Jesiah Pierre.

Hunter, who also plays tight end, is being recruited by Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon and others.

See his highlights here:


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