Former Mountain superstar Taveon Hunter has decided to take his talents to West Virginia State University after spending a year at Morehead State. Hunter is a former Belfry RB that accumulated three state championships during his time on Pond Creek and left Belfry holding the state record for yards per carry with 16.48. Hunter had a hand full of offers when he graduated including D-1 Morehead State, many thought that Hunter was a steal for the Eagles program when he signed his letter of intent. I honestly thought Hunter could play at schools like WKU, EKU possibly a Marshall etc. but them offers didn't come, this is a kid that is a rare athlete, he is one of them players that is electrifying, every time he touches the ball he has a chance to take it to paydirt.

Hunter was being heavily recruited by Morehead and WV State but he ultimately decided to go with the D-1 program and signed with the Eagles. The Morehead coaching staff thought it was best to sat Hunter his freshman season and use a redshirt on him but it wasn't exactly what Hunter had hoped for. That being said Hunter made the best of the situation and went along with the program and with the new redshirt rule he could play in four games plus still use his redshirt. Even though Hunter was leading toward Morehead his senior season the WV State coaches never gave up on him and fought for him until the day he signed with the Eagles. Former WVU star RB Coach Quincy Wilson was the RB coach at WV State, Coach Wilson took a real interest in Hunter's game and made him one of his biggest recruiting targets, he seen a lot in Hunter. Fast forward a season Hunter just wasn't feeling that Morehead was the right fit for him and didn't feel like he was being utilized the correct way so he decided to take his talents elsewhere.

I don't think Hunter was unhappy with the coaches decision to redshirt him but I think he expected to atleast be used in four games especially after having a pre-season where he scored a couple touchdowns and looked just as explosive as he did in high school. When Hunter was weighing his options on where to transfer he remembered how much potential former NFL player Quincy Wilson seen in him and listed WV State as his destination point. After hearing that Hunter was thinking of leaving Morehead Coach Wilson let Hunter know he was definitely still interested and the rest was history. Now with a coach like Coach Wilson mentoring Hunter, I really think the sky is the limit for this kid, don't be surprised if you see Hunter playing professional football for a living one day, he is that kind of talent.

Sunday, December 23, 2018 By darrell