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West Virginia Football Recruiting Update: Virginia Beach to Morgantown

It didn’t take long for the Mountaineers to gain another commitment in the 2017 recruiting cycle. Meet Chris Hunt, the newest Mountaineer.

Chris Hunt (left), the newest Mountaineer commit, takes in a game at Virginia Tech
Scooter Waller, 247sports.com

Chris Hunt (Virginia Beach, VA - Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School)

It didn’t take long for West Virginia to gain its 14th commitment for the 2017 class. Within 72 hours of receiving an offer from WVU, defensive back Chris Hunt made it official on Twitter. Hunt is a tall (6’-1”) cornerback who already held offers from East Carolina and UNC-Charlotte, as well as drawing interest of Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Clemson.

Hunt plays very physical football with a willingness to tackle and support the run defense. This can be seen multiple times in his highlight package as he breaks down quickly and takes on a running back. He is a versatile player, playing both cornerback and safety for Bishop Sullivan.

Hunt credited the fans for creating an amazing atmosphere last year when he visited Morgantown. “I went up there for a game and the atmosphere was perfect. The fans show a lot of love,” Hunt told Recruit757.com. He also attended a June 7-on-7 camp where his team came away victorious. “I also went up there with my Crusaders (for 7-on-7s) and we balled out.”

Hunt gives the Mountaineers 5 defensive backs for this recruiting cycle. There are 11 cornerbacks on the roster for 2016 but four are seniors who will move on after this year. Two more, Elijah Battle and Mike Daniels will be eligible for the NFL draft after this season. There are no sophomore cornerbacks on the roster. The Mountaineers are trying to restock after losing Daryl Worley, Terrell Chestnut, Ricky Rumph, KJ Dillon and Karl Joseph to graduation and/or the NFL Draft.