Virginia Tech continues to gain traction with more big time recruits including making the top 5 for four-star S Kelvin Hunter from Florence, SC.
Where’s Home!?@ChadSimmons_ @WestAthletics18 pic.twitter.com/q6jRSP4pDK— Kelvin Hunter™️ (@KelvinHunter_3) March 11, 2023
The Hokies were joined by Michigan, Auburn, in-state South Carolina, and Appalachian State in his top 5. Among his notable offers not to make the cut for him include Kentucky, East Carolina, JMU, Liberty, and Coastal Carolina.
He had this to say about why Virginia Tech made his top 5.
"I mean it’s Virgina Tech. Everybody grew up watching Mike Vick and Virginia Tech and them being known for putting out great talent. It's also a place where people care about you not just as a football player but as a person as well," Hunter said.
Safeties coach and South Carolina native Pierson Prioleau has been taking a leading role in Tech's pursuit of Hunter. He had this to say about his relationship with Prioleau.
"We have a good relationship. We talk almost every other week even if it’s just asking about how track and workouts are going," Hunter said.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Hunter is a top safety target for the Hokies after a strong junior season where he had 103 tackles including 19 for loss with 2 sacks plus 4 forced fumbles, 1 interception, 6 pass breakups, and 6 blocked kicks. So what are his strengths and weaknesses?
"I would like to say my strengths are that I am very versatile and can play almost any position on defense and be productive. Also, I can run with anybody so I am very comfortable being on the back-end in coverage or close to the box. I would have to say that I don’t have too many weaknesses. Some people will say I'm not the tallest or the biggest when you first see me, but I know once I have my pads and helmet on, I can be one of the most dominant players on the field," Hunter said.
Hunter also feels he would be a good fit in VT's defense.
"I feel like I would fit in great in their defense due to me being so versatile," Hunter said.
Looking ahead, Hunter told us that he will be taking his first visit to Blacksburg on March 25th while he also has an official visit scheduled to South Carolina in late June. Beyond that, Hunter currently doesn't plan to make a decision till the beginning of his senior season at the earliest.
Virginia Tech is a top contender for four-star S Kelvin Hunter with the Hokies having a great opportunity to build more momentum in his recruitment in just under 2 weeks.