August 3, 2010

Hunter satisfied with camp performance at CSU

Jeremiah Hunter wasn't planning on attending Colorado State's One Day Camp until last Thursday. In fact, he hadn't even heard of it until the last minute, but that didn't keep the Cheyenne (Wyo.) East standout wide receiver from making the short drive down to Fort Collins to show off his skills.

In a camp that had a plethora of quality receivers, all of which were trying to earn offers from the Rams, it was difficult to stand out, but the 6-foot-3 Hunter says he feels he did a good job doing so.

"I think I proved that Wyoming isn't just another place where you can look past a player. You have to pay attention to guys up there because we play football just as well as anyone else," Hunter said following Saturday's camp. "I loved coming out and doing 7-on-7s, too. It gives you another opportunity to come out and get better."

The main two schools that have been looking at Hunter have been Wyoming and Colorado, with CSU picking up interest at the camp. He says that in the past two weeks, Columbia and Division II Mesa State have also contacted him. Hunter hasn't yet received his first scholarship offer.

But being from Wyoming, there is a school that Hunter holds dear to his heart.

"I am absolutely a Wyoming fan, it's really hard not to be because it's forced on you," he said.

As a junior in 2009, Hunter had 60 receptions for 961 yards and nine touchdowns, which was improved from his sophomore year where the wide out had 37 catches for 587 yards and five end zone visits.

A first team all-state selection at wide receiver in 2009, Hunter says that even though Cheyenne East plays in an option-style offense, that doesn't hurt him as a receiver.

"The thing is, even in an offense like we run where we're not throwing the ball every play, it gives me a great opportunity to go out and block for the runners and keep improving my skills," Hunter said. "That's something that is really important."

And while his only personal goal for 2010 was to play well enough to earn a college scholarship, Hunter says he's focused on helping Cheyenne East improve from a disappointing 2009 season.

"I would much rather have a good season than what we had last year," he said. "We have a good returning team and I want to compete most of all. Hopefully if everything lines up right, I can continue playing in college."

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