5-star DB likes UNC, schedules official visit


Recruiting is winding down for Devon Hunter, a Chesapeake, Va., native who’s one of the nation’s top safety recruits.

The 4-star prospect and Army All-American plans to make a college choice by Christmas with a visit lined up this weekend to check out the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn. That will be followed by an official to North Carolina on Dec. 2.

UNC was Hunter’s first offer, and he’s been to North Carolina a few times, including to see a UNC-Duke basketball game.

“Not too many people can go see UNC and Duke play in person,” Hunter said. “That was a great experience.”

It is apparent to Hunter that UNC’s staff — especially assistant coaches Gene Chizik, Charlton Warren and Larry Porter — is making him a priority with an emphasis on early playing time. That should continue to be the pitch before his final planned official visit to Virginia Tech on the weekend of Dec. 9.

“That opened my eyes up,” Hunter noted of the possibility of getting to start early at UNC. “They said I’ve got the size and the skill set to do it, and all I’ve got to do is work hard and keep grinding to make it happen.”