Middletown standout safety Hunter headed to Tennessee and SEC

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Tennessee landed Middletown senior Deejay Hunter
All it took was a text message this afternoon from Deejay Hunter.

That’s how the Middletown standout safety told his high school coach
today about the important decision concerning his college future.

Hunter made an oral commitment to play football at the University of
Tennessee, Middletown first-year coach Jason Krause said this afternoon.


All it took was a text message this afternoon from Deejay Hunter.

That’s how the Middletown standout safety told his high school coach today about the important decision concerning his college future.

Hunter made an oral commitment to play football at the University of Tennessee, Middletown first-year coach Jason Krause said this afternoon.

“He loved (UT),” Krause said.

Hunter is rated Ohio’s No. 12 best player in the 2009 class, according to Ohio High Magazine recruiting editor Duane Long.

“Middletown’s (Deejay) Hunter is a five-star national player,” Long wrote in the latest issue of Ohio High Magazine.

Hunter, who is 6 foot and 195 pounds, had three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery last season for the Middies.

He also had 11 kick returns for 312 yards and a touchdown.

Krause said Hunter considered several schools, including Ohio State, Indiana, Illinois, Louisville and Wisconsin.

“I think it’s great,” Krause said of the decision. “It’s an opportunity to play at the next level and get a great education.”

Hunter will be a key player for the Middies this season. Krause said Hunter will be a safety and could see time as a slot option on offense. He will also be utilized on special teams.

“He’s an explosive athlete,” Krause said.

Middletown opens the season Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. against Cincinnati Elder in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at the University of Cincinnati.

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