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Ohio DE Dontay Hunter: ‘Pitt Was An Eye Opener’



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While the majority of official visits to Pitt begin today, one player just wrapped up his this morning.

3-star defensive end Dontay Hunter (Westerville, Ohio) started his official on Wednesday and is now on his way to Purdue.

Following the weekend in Purdue, Hunter plans on making his college decision on Monday.

As he was leaving Pitt, PSN caught up with Hunter to get his reaction to what he saw and heard at Pitt.

What impressed Hunter the most about the visit?

“It was an absolute eye-opener,” said Hunter. “It gave me the sense to know how great of a school Pitt is and what they can do for me. The most impressive thing I saw was the academic support system that the university has set in place for student-athletes. It’s set up so we have no choice but to win.”

“They showed me absolutely everything I was looking for like the career centers, Cathedral of Learning, dorms , facilities, stadium. All of it is was tremendous. The campus was beautiful. When I came down, I wasn’t expecting to see such great places all in one campus,” said Hunter.

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Over the last couple months, Hunter has developed a solid relationship with Pat Narduzzi, Randy Bates and Charlie Partridge. That trio made sure Hunter left knowing how much they all wanted him.

“They expressed how my style of play fits there defense perfectly,” said Hunter. “I was told by Coach Bates, Partridge, Narduzzi, and Coach Junko that I can come in and play as a true freshman due to the fact they are losing two senior defensive ends who are main contributors.”

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“Yes, I can see myself going there, playing, and having a significant impact on this team. But the type of player I am, I can significantly impact ANY team i play for, and that’s fact. Quote me on that!”

we’ll find out on Monday who lands this talented defensive player maker: Pitt or Purdue.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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