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The Hunt Is Off: Terrel Finds Syracuse

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Ryan Murray at is reporting that Syracuse nabbed yet another high-profile 2011 New York State recruit today.  This time it's Terrel "Don't Call Me Terrell" Hunt, a dual-threat QB from the subtly-named Christ The King High School.

Here's what the NY Post had to say about Hunt when they named him to the All-Queens first team last season.

Hunt was a touchdown waiting to happen. The junior signal caller could make big plays with his arm and his legs and began to find his comfort zone as the season went and the Royals began playing better football. The All-League selection 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.

This followed up a season in which Hunt rushed for 1,166 yards, passed for 576 yards and scored 22 TDs.  Clearly, he grew leaps and bounds as a passer as a junior.  Hopefully he continue to grow as a senior as well. 

Scout has Terrel down as a two-star QB while Rivals hasn't given him a rating.  He apparently had interest from Boston College, UConn, Rutgers and Temple as well.  For those complaining that we're not competing with BCS schools for recruits, here's your prize.

Hunt is also a decent basketball player, helping CTK win the CHSAA Class AA intersectional title. The win was bittersweet for Terrel as he dedicated the championship run for his mother, who passed away from ovarian cancer in January.

The post-game was especially sweet for Hunt, who was able to contribute late in the game in his mother's memory.

"They told me they were going to do it," Hunt said. "But I got the chance to end it for my mother and I did it for her."