November 22, 2010
Joey Hunt impressed by visit to A&M
El Campo junior defensive lineman Joey Hunt attended Texas A&M's first game of the 2010 season against Stephen F. Austin in September with a friend of his. Although he enjoyed the experience, it was nothing like what he witnessed last Saturday during the Aggies' win over top ten Big 12 foe Nebraska before of a crowd over 90,000 fans.
"I enjoyed it a lot," said the 6 foot 3, 270 pound Hunt. "I was impressed and had an exciting trip. The atmosphere was great and they won."
Hunt talked to A&M assistant coaches Nick Toth and Terrell Williams prior to the game.
"They asked me where I would like to play and I told them anywhere on the field," he said. "They said I resembled Lucas Patterson (starting A&M defensive end). They asked how much I weighed. They said they really like my quickness for a big man. I could see myself playing there. I mean, they are not the only place but I'm definitely interested in A&M."
Even the first trip he made to College Station made an impression on him.
"I'm sure am looking forward to going", he said prior to the visit. "I went to the first game this year. It was just a fun trip. I liked how much the fans got into it and stuff. I went to a camp there too. There were a lot of kids so we didn't get many reps but I thought I did good for my first camp."
The 6 foot 3 inch, 270 pound Hunt has been to games at Rice, TCU, Houston, and Texas this season and also attended the Oklahoma-Texas game. He is hearing from every school in Texas as well as Oklahoma, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Virginia, Oklahoma State, and Stanford.
"I give some of the coaches a call from time to time too," he said. "TCU, Rice, Houston, SMU, A&M, I don't talk to them a whole lot, just enough to talk and build a relationship."
"No number one favorite really right now," he said. "But I like Texas, TCU, A&M, Oklahoma, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Oregon
those are my top schools out of everyone that has contacted me. But I'm definitely not counting anyone out. I'm interested in anyone who's interested in me."
Hunt helped his team to a 9-1 record this year with 74 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. He was first team all district on the offensive line and was he defensive player of the year. He currently has an offer from Rice and would like to make a decision about a college in the spring.
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