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Defensive tackle Derick Hunter commits to Florida State (Updated)

Hunter has a number of elite offers

Derick Hunter

Updated 6/21: 8:15 am: Hunter, via text, said that deleting the tweet is not a decommitment, and he’ll speak more on the issue this evening.

Updated 6/21 7:35 am: Late Wednesday night, Derick Hunter deleted the tweet about his commitment to the Seminoles. Tomahawk Nation reached out to Hunter for comment and will update this piece when Hunter replies. It is not known whether Hunter’s deleting of his tweet signifies a decommitment, or if he deleted it due to receiving negative feedback online from rival fans about the grammatical errors in his commitment statement. FSU’s staff did accept his commitment Wednesday, a source confirmed.


Four-star defensive tackle Derick Hunter has committed to Florida State University, he announced Wednesday on a visit.

Out of Ft. Myers (Fla.) Dunbar High School, Hunter has grown a lot in recent years, and now checks in at 6’4 and 286 pounds. He was formerly a tight end and defensive end prospect, but has continued to grow.

For his size, Hunter has good athleticism. But he has also yet to put it together on the field, and needs a lot of development in terms of technique and consistency. The hope is that he will gain those attributes as he further grows into his body and becomes more accustomed to the position, but he is the definition of a low floor, high ceiling prospect.

Hunter is rated four-stars and is considered a top-300 player as of June.

Hunter has a close relationship with linebackers coach Raymond Woodie, dating back to Woodie’s time at Oregon. Class of 2020 teammate Jadarius McKnight is also committed to FSU. Former FSU offensive tackle Mario Henderson coaches at Dunbar.

Earlier this spring, Hunter tried to commit to Georgia, but ended up not being a commitment, though it appears Georgia still wants him. He has cycled through a number of finalists, was at one time committed to Miami, and has announced different top groups several times.

This story is being updated.