Oak Park River Forest’s 2017 QB Jeremy Hunt is a big QB that had an impressive senior season. We talked schools he’s kept in touch with, running track to improve his speed and his offseason work with Next Level Athletix. Very selfless, Jeremy also spoke volumes of his deserving teammates.
You can find Jeremy on Twitter @jbhunt_18.
Oak Park River Forest
Oak Park, IL
Wt: 220 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: What were the most important things you are doing to take your game to the next level?
JH: In the offseason I ran track so that I could get my running form back and also to get faster especially since I broke my ankle my junior year. I also did a lot of 7on7 and work with my quarterback coach Greg Holcomb of Next Level Athletix. That really helped with my throwing and the ability to read defenses and also just getting comfortable again dropping back having to make plays under timed situations.
LPI: You currently have offers from NAIA Robert Morris and Davenport. What are your greatest strengths or why should a school offer you?
JH: My greatest strengths are my ability to make plays out of nothing and also my throwing ability. I believe that I throw a very good ball and that I’m confident in every throw that I make. Also the fact that I can make plays out of nothing and I always try to find a way to get something positive out of any play. Another strength is my ability to lead others. I think leadership is something important to have on any team; and I will always bring that to the table whether it is by being a leader in actions, and also being a vocal leader.
LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most? Or which schools have shown interest in you?
JH: Western Illinois, Davenport, Minnesota State Moorhead, St. Norbert, Walsh University, Benedictine, St. Cloud, St. Xavier.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any visits coming up?
JH: Most recently I’ve visited Western Illinois and I’m going on a official visit to Davenport soon and also back to Western Illinois soon.
LPI: Yourself, Brenden Flowers, Keyon Blankenbaker, Davion Talbert and Eddie Gorens have been receiving recruiting attention. Who are some of your other teammates that you believe have a chance to play at the next level, but may be getting overlooked by college coaches?
JH: I feel as if a lot of my teammates are being overlooked. Starting off, Jared Scott is our 6’5 receiver, he has great feet and covers a lot of ground, and has great soft hands and is getting overlooked by a lot of people completely. Khori Blair is another one of our receivers who has great feet, runs amazing routes, with great hands also who should definitely be getting looks from someone somewhere. Sharmore Clarke, who was our right guard, is an absolute athlete. He wanted to play and probably could play any position he wanted to. Even though he is small for an offensive lineman, he would be a great fullback and if I was a running back I would want him on my team no matter what. Ryan Molina, is one of my favorite players on the team personally. Mentally and physically one of the toughest guys on the team. His football IQ is unreal and he will give you all he’s got on every play no matter how tired or what the score is. Tariq Thurman, one of our linebackers, was such a key player for us this year and always is a hard worker and wants to do his best on every play, and just loves to hit people. Another one of our linebackers, Christopher Banks-Mitchell, is one of my favorite people to play with. He is one of those players who will do everything you tell him to do and will have no problem doing it. He’s a team player and that is what is so special and why I loved playing with him. Lastly, Wesley Cheatham, our safety is the hardest worker on the team. He is overlooked because of his height, but what teams will miss if they don’t get him is a kid who will work his butt off all the time and at 110% every time, someone who is a leader and captain on and off the field, and someone who knows football like the back of his hand and is basically the quarterback of the defense.