McMinn County running back Jalen Hunt has committed to Western Carolina.
Hunt (5-10, 175) had a big junior season as he rushed for 1,728 yards and scored 15 touchdowns while also making 83 tackles and intercepting four passes from his linebacker position.
He chose the Catamounts over other offers from Austin Peay, Chattanooga, Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee State, Indiana State, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, UT-Martin and Western Illinois.
“Jalen is a culmination of God given talent, determination, and grit, he’s a great kid that plays way above his size,” McMinn County coach Bo Cagle said.
Hillsboro DB Commits to Kentucky
Hillsboro defensive back Adrian Huey will head to the Bluegrass state to play his college football.
Huey (5-10, 160) has committed to Kentucky and picked the Wildcats over offers from Arkansas, Charlotte, Georgia, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee.
In his junior season for the Burros, he recorded 57 tackles and is the Hillsboro player to commit in the 2021 class joining teammate Kolby Phillips who committed to Tulane.
The following 31 players have committed in the Class of 2021 they are: McMinn County running back Jalen Hunt (Western Carolina), Hillsboro defensive back Adrian Huey (Kentucky), MAHS athlete Robert Johnson (North Texas), Baylor safety Riley Jenne (Harvard), Knoxville Central linebacker Kalib Fortner (Army), Knoxville Central wide receiver Liam Fortner (Army), Hillsboro defensive back Kolby Phillips (Tulane), Bradley Central athlete Javin Burke (Virginia), Henry County defensive back Jawon Odoms (Memphis), Ensworth linebacker Bryce Edmondson (Memphis), Hardin County tight end Hudson Wolfe (Tennessee), MUS defensive back Roderic Lewis (Tulane), McCallie offensive lineman Austin Gentle (Harvard), McCallie offensive lineman Jack Gentle (Harvard), Brentwood Academy defensive end James Stewart (Memphis), Pearl Cohn athlete Kyndrich Breedlove (Ole Miss), Nolensville defensive end Grant Reeder (Davidson), DeKalb County tight end Evan Jones (Tennessee Tech), Ravenwood linebacker Junior Colson (Michigan), Ridgeway safety Brandon Warner (Memphis), White Station defensive back Greg Rubin (Memphis), Pope John Paul II running back Antwan Roberts (Wisconsin), The King’s Academy offensive lineman J’Marion Gooch (Auburn), Father Ryan quarterback D.C. Tabscott (Appalachian State), Alcoa defensive end Grey Carroll (Georgia Tech), Brentwood wide receiver Walker Merrill (Tennessee), Ravenwood tight end Jake Briningstool (Clemson), Ensworth safety Andre Turrentine (Ohio State), Brentwood Academy offensive lineman Eli Sutton (North Carolina), Baylor running back Elijah Howard (Tennessee) and MUS tight end Gavin McKay (Missouri).
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