Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Jimmie Hunt


Fr., WR, 6-1, 195, Cahokia, Ill. (Cahokia HS)

An outstanding athletic talent who excelled on both sides of the ball for his school … Made his mark mostly as a safety on defense and a wide receiver on offense, but he also played some cornerback, linebacker and running back, in addition to holding for place kicks and returning kicks and punts, and he even punted on occasion … Is a fast, powerful and explosive athlete who has good hands and leadership skills … Ranked by Tom Lemming as the nation’s No. 23 safety prospect … ranks him as the No. 7 prospect at any position in the state of Illinois, and projects him as the nation’s No. 43 wide receiver prospect as well … A three-time team captain who was his squad’s most outstanding player each of the last two seasons, in addition to being named to various All-State squads as both a junior and senior … Led his team in 2009 with 94 tackles, to go along with 3 interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries, while catching 36 passes for 640 yards and 13 TDs on offense … Team won 9 games in 2009 and reached the state playoffs … Caught eight passes for 126 yards and one touchdown in the playoff opener, while also running in a pair of two-point conversions in his team’s 30-0 win … Had 93 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks as a junior in 2008, while catching 35 passes for 905 yards and 11 TDs on offense for a team which reached the state semi-finals … Also competed in basketball and track and field at the prep level … High school coach – Antwyne Golliday … Parents – Jimmie Hunt, Sr. & Clarissa Buchanan … Lists hobbies as hanging out with friends, watching television and playing games … Chose Mizzou over Kansas, Kansas State, Illinois, Purdue and Indiana, among others.