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Defensive tackle Lee Hunter talks recruitment, Florida State chances

Can ’Noles flip Auburn commit?

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Lee Hunter is a 6’5 292 pound defensive tackle from Eight Mile, AL.

The Class of 2021 prospect attends Blount High School and has a 98 rating (high 4-star) from the 247 Sports Composite List. The sites consider him the 42nd best player in America (4th best DT and 3rd best player in Alabama).

The Auburn commit has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Virginia Tech, among others.

Hunter received his Florida State offer last April:

He visited the following month:

However, he didn’t include the Seminoles in his top-12 last November:

But the ’Noles are seemingly in much better shape, especially with the addition of defensive backs coach Marcus Woodson from Auburn.

Hunter visited FSU again for the March Junior Day:

TN caught up with Hunter to learn more about the visit and his recruitment, in general:

Hunter described the visit, which was set up by Woodson, as “great.”

He said he spent time with all the coaches and enjoyed all of them. He described the campus as “wonderful.”

During the visit, Hunter was able to spend some one-on-one time with Coach Norvell, as they discussed “relationships and a lot more.”

The defensive lineman said the staff is making him a “great priority,” and he thinks he’ll “fit in well in Coach Fuller’s defense.”

He models his game after Derrick Brown, but says he isn’t quite on that level yet.

Hunter said it’d be tough to leave the state for college, but “it could happen,” adding “you never know what God has planned.”

Along with Florida State, he mentioned Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee as contenders for his services, saying the ’Noles just have to “recruit me hard and do their job.”

Hunter said he’s enjoying the process, and he’s very thankful to God, his mom, and his coaches for making it possible. The biggest thing he’s looking for is a family atmosphere—somewhere people will love and enjoy being around him.