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Owls Add Another to 2010 Football Class

Former WVU commit to join fall roster

FAU added another member to its 2010 football recruiting class this past Friday, when Washington D.C. wide receiver Jerrard Hunter signed his letter of intent to the play football for the Owls as announced on his Facebook page on Saturday.

"I was on campus Tuesday through Thursday, and loved it. I liked everything that FAU had to offer, and I committed right on the spot," Hunter said Monday night.

Originally committing to West Virginia, after his 2009 high school campaign, Hunter never made it on campus. He was one credit short from being cleared by the NCAA's clearinghouse, and that was just one class at his high school, H.D. Woodson.

Hunter also made an official visit to Big Ten Conference member Illinois.

Deciding to take an online BYU-course to secure the credit, Hunter was then okayed by the clearing house and ready for the 2010 recruiting haul, and that's when FAU came into the picture.

"I was a little late getting my highlight tapes out, but once Coach Van saw them, he brought me in right away," said Hunter.

At 6'-3" 180lbs, with 4.4 forty speed, the Owls coaching staff must have liked Hunter's measurables.

When asked about current Florida Atlantic starting quarterback, Jeff VanCamp, Hunter said, "Oh man is he a good quarterback! I got the chance to hang out with him for a few days while I was down in Boca, and hopefully we can develop some chemistry together."

What does Hunter want to tell FAU fans?

"I'm just going to come in and listen to my coaches; hopefully I can make an impact right away."