Mufi Hunt continues to rack up some big time offers..…
Mufi Hunt is embracing the recruiting process
There is a lot going on this spring in the life of Mufi Hunt. A torn PCL and a broken wrist sidelined Mufi from playing basketball this winter. This caused several issues for Hunt, basketball is his first true love and this would be the first season he has missed in many. Additionally, the wrist kept him out of the weight room where he was looking to add mass for the upcoming football season. "It was a bit disappointing, but my wrist is 100% and my PCL isn't far behind," Hunt explained. "I am actually going out to Kansas this week for an AAU tournament. I've missed basketball a lot, and I think we have a chance to be the best AAU squad in Utah. We have looked really good these past few weeks." The ideal college situation is a school that wants Mufi to play both sports, but he realizes that isn't an easy tasks and made it clear that football was his main priority. "My main focus is football, especially at the next level," said Hunt. "Playing ball for the Utah Prospects (AAU team) is a way for me to stay in shape and have fun with friends, but I am still practicing with my high school football team. We have been doing a lot of 7 on 7 work this spring." Mufi actually goes to The Waterford School, a local private high school in Sandy, Utah, but Waterford doesn't have a football team, so up until this spring, Hunt had been playing for Utah powerhouse, Brighton High School. Last year, teamed with 4 star senior Jackson Barton, 4 star junior Osa Masina, and a handful of other D1 hopefuls Brighton went to the state championship where they lost to Bingham High School. Mufi will actually be playing for Taylorville High School this fall after some district rezoning was recently done. Hunt made a name for himself as a junior, picking up offers from Oklahoma and Utah late last Fall. On the season Mufi had 61 tackles and a team high 8.5 sacks. While the numbers are good, they don't speak to the potential that Hunt's 2013 game tape reveals. The one thing lacking from Mufi Hunt's game was strength, he played his junior season at 6'6 205 lbs. Even with the deficiency in mass, Hunt was a terror for opposing offense, far too long, wiry, and athletic to be blocked consistently. Yet Mufi knows that to be successful at the next level bulking up is a part of the process. "My broken wrist held me back the entire winter, but now that I am healthy again, I have already put on 10 lbs," Hunt claims. "My goal is to be at 230 by the start of the season. Colleges have expressed to me that they want me to be a hybrid defensive end & outside linebacker. I feel like I could realistically be anywhere between 230-275 when I start college. If I'm on the lighter side, I'll obviously spend more time at outside backer. If I come back from my mission closer to 275, I will be in the trenches more playing defensive end. I really have no preference." This versatility has caught the eye of numerous programs across the country, and Mufi has seen his total number of offers jump from two to nine since the end of his junior season. Arizona, Arizona State, Brigham Young, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Washington, and Washington State have all offered Hunt during this offseason. Mufi is solely focused on building a relationship with the coaches right now. "Honestly, I have no favorites right now," said Hunt. "I am just enjoying the process and forming relationships with the coaching staffs of the schools recruiting me. It is a blessing to have these offers and each school brings so much to the table. At the end of the day I want a school that me and my family feel good about. It is going to be a tough decision." Mufi plans on attending the All Poly camp in Utah in late June and is then aiming to take a college tour with his family to all the schools that have offered him. He told me he is unlikely to eliminate a school before visiting the campus.
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