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Tampa Sickles Safety Jontrey Hunter Verbally Commits to USF Football

Another verbal commit is on the board for USF's 2018 recruiting class — a hometown kid from nearby Sickles High School.

NCAA Football: Cincinnati at South Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Late Thursday night, USF picked up their 14th verbal commitment for the upcoming 2018 recruiting class. Tampa Sickles safety Jontrey Hunter decided that he would stay in the 813 and commit to the hometown Bulls.

ATH Jontrey Hunter

6'3", 195 pounds

Sickles High School, Tampa, FL

Recruiting Ratings: Listed as a 2-star by Rivals.

Other Notable Offer: Iowa State. It should be noted that USF has straight jacked ISU for several of these recruits. The Cyclones have been the most common Power 5 team that appears on these offer lists. Iowa State was able to beat out USF for 3-star corner Anthony Johnson Jr. from St. Pete, but for the most part they’ve struck out in their attempts to pry their way into Florida this recruiting cycle.

After playing wide receiver and corner at Alonso High School for the first two years of his prep career, Hunter transferred to Sickles in 2016, where he put on 15 pounds and moved to free safety.

Given his coverage abilities and experience as a receiver, USF may feel they can use him in multiple roles, whether at corner, safety, or on offense catching passes as a receiver.

Oddly enough, this is the first Tampa recruit to verbally commit to this class. Weird.

Also, check out these highlights from him at a recent 7-on-7 camp at USF of him MOSS'ING MULTIPLE PEOPLE AND CELEBRATING WITH A BARREL ROLL. A BARREL ROLL!!!!

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