Devon Hunter, safety, Virginia Tech
A do-it-all star at Indian River HS in Virginia, Hunter was a prized recruit this year as the Hokies work towards reeling in more local talent.
Unlike the others on this list, Hunter is enrolling at Virginia Tech this summer. So he hasn’t gotten the same early jump as the rest of these freshmen phenoms. That won’t stop him from having a big-time impact this season, however. Furthermore, he could very well end up as the starting strong safety in time for Week 1 if he picks things up quickly.
And there’s every indication he will. Even though he wasn’t enrolled this spring, Hunter couldn’t stay away from practice.
Bud Foster said safety signee Devon Hunter was here all of last week just taking in practices. #Hokies
— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) April 18, 2017
Even if he’s not a starter right away, Hunter will be on the field early and often for the Hokies this year. He’ll be learning on the job, so there could be some minor speed bumps in his future. But don’t expect them to stop this big hitter and talented athlete from becoming a fan favorite.