Virginia Tech sophomore Devon Hunter has a chance to be an impact player for the Hokies in 2018. Injuries plagued his freshman season, but the gem of Justin Fuente’s 2017 recruiting class has the talent to be a difference-maker. He was the No. 3 safety in the class of 2017, according to 247 Sports.
But the Virginia Tech coaching staff saw more in Hunter than natural ability. His lack of ego was a selling point for the Hokies.
From a recent profile in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
“He never came across as that prima donna guy in the recruiting process,” Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster said this week. “Which was refreshing.”
“There’s been no diva or prima donna to him, quite honestly, which is probably why he chose to come here,” third-year coach Justin Fuente said. “You’ve got a guy that go anywhere in America, and he wants to stay home and continue the 757 lineage at Virginia Tech.”
Virginia Tech is losing some key players off of its 2017 defense, so it may need Hunter to step up. Hokies fans will be rooting for a guy who comes off as likeable at every turn.