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Next up on your Orange-Man Orientation, #6, Terrel Hunt.
Hometown: Rosedale, NY
High School: Christ the King
2010 Stats: He's a freshman, so, none.
2011 Projections: Hunt won't see any playing time in 2011 and he's a strong candidate to be redshirted. That's not an indictment of Terrel. It has more to do with the fact that there are three very capable QBs ahead of him on the depth chart and he's a freshman working out the many kinks that come with such a condition.
How'd He Get Here?: Hunt was, as the NY Post put it, a touchdown waiting to happen in high school. As a junior, the dual-threat QB completed 86 of 148 passes for 1,187 yards and 12 touchdowns in the air and carried the ball 105 times for 533 yards and three scores. As a senior, Hunt threw for 1,289 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 1,218 yards and 14 touchdowns.
He apparently had interest from Boston College, UConn, Rutgers and Temple but SU was the first to offer. His mother, Katrina Hunt, had pushed for Terrel to attend Syracuse before she passed from ovarian cancer last January. He was more than happy to grant her that wish.
Money Quote: "I finally got to go where I wanted to go," Terrel said, "especially where my mom wanted me to go."
Doug Marrone Thinks: "Terrel Hunt’s athletic ability speaks for itself. He is a starting guard on a great basketball team down in New York City. He brings a lot to the table. He has great speed and leaping ability. He is also a tough guy and we like that."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: There is one L in his first name. Stop calling him Terrell.
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