WR Hunter Ready for Notre Dame Visit

Torii Hunter Jr.

Receiver Torii Hunter of Prosper (Texas) High is making visits this week, and on Thursday he will be on Notre Dame campus. He spoke with IrishEyes.com about what he is expecting to see during the trip.

Fresh off an offensive MVP performance at the The Opening, Prosper (Texas) High receiver Torii Hunter Jr. is readying for an eclectic week of visits.

The 6-foot, 170-pound Hunter is yet to trim is offer list, which includes Notre Dame, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and West Virginia, but that could change soon.

"I'm going to Princeton, West Virginia and then Notre Dame this week," he said. "I don't really know (about Princeton) until I go there and check it out. Hopefully, I can narrow some things down after the visits. Right now I'm looking at all the schools."

Hunter will make his first trip to Notre Dame's campus Thursday, and he isn't sure what to expect.

"I just want to see the academics, the buildings, how the facilities are and things like that," he said. "They have a lot of tradition and from what I hear the academics are good, too."

Hunter also has a connection, albeit circuitous, with the Irish and his recruiting coach, assistant Kerry Cooks.

"He's a real cool guy," Hunter said. "His wife actually knows my aunt because they want to high school together back in Arkansas. We have something in common right there."

Hunter, the son of major league baseball player Torii Hunter, is talking to the Irish about how he would be used in the offense.

"Kind of like Michael Floyd," he said. "That's what they tell me. They say I can be a play maker for the team. They haven't said (about moving Hunter around) but they tell me about being a Michael Floyd type of player."

Hunter made 43 receptions for 750 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, but how he fits onto the gridiron isn't the only thing he wants in a school.

"I'm looking for good academics, and whether they'll let me play both football and baseball," Hunter said. "I also want to see the tradition of the school. It has to be good."

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