With defensive tackle Chuck Hunter controlling the middle of the field, West Monroe has been Louisiana's preeminent football program over the past three years, and the 6-foot-1, 290-pounder senior decided this weekend to continue his career at TCU.
"I just committed," Hunter said this morning, shortly before boarding a plane to return home to northeast Louisiana. "It feels pretty good. I felt at home at TCU. I've been knowing that I wanted go there, but I had to see in person if it was right for me. The coaches were pretty excited. I feel like I have a chance to come in and possibly play early here. My host was Matthew Tucker, and I also met Kenny Cain, the linebacker from Louisiana."
Hunter has previously scheduled visits over the next two weeks at Oklahoma State and Baylor, respectively, and he said that he might still take those trips. Hunter singled out fellow TCU commit Trevone Boykin as someone who made a good impression with him over the weekend.
Last fall, Hunter was named Class 5A Defensive MVP and first-team all-state. He led West Monroe to a perfect 15-0 mark as a junior. As a senior, Hunter collected 82 tackles, including 14 vs. a pivotal regular-season game vs. Neville and 9 each in the semifinals vs. Westgate and the finals vs. Acadiana.