Profile - Marcus Hunt
After having a strong summer playing AAU ball for the Georgia Stars, Hunt received over
30 offers from schools that watched him during the evaluation period. Marcus narrowed
down that list after researching the schools that had offered him. "I checked out who
would be returning for Tech, the coaches, and the way they play."
Coach Brian Gregory's style of play was appealing to Marcus. "I like the up tempo style
Coach Gregory plays and I've known Coach (Chad) Dollar since he was at Wichita State." Georgia Tech was also the first school to offer Hunt.
Once he had done his research and made his decision, there was only one thing left for
Marcus to do. "I called Coach Gregory to tell him."
Throughout the entire process Hunt has always liked Georgia Tech. "They were always
on my list." Hunt wasn't recruited by Georgia Tech until Coach Gregory was hired to
replace Coach Paul Hewitt.
When the time came to make his decision, Marcus made the decision on his own. "I told
my parents that's where I want to go." His parents agreed with his decision. The decision
to select Georgia Tech was his all along.
Now that he's made that decision, all calls have stopped from the other schools that
were recruiting him. Marcus is glad that the recruiting process is over. "It was fun at first,
but then it became tiring.
With the decision behind him, Hunt is looking forward to having the chance to sit back
and relax. Georgia Tech football is about to begin their 2011 season. Look for Marcus to
be a familiar face on campus. "I plan on going to some football games at Tech."
Marcus will also be trying to help the Tech staff complete the recruiting class. He has
already talked to two recruits since he gave Tech his verbal commit. Hunt is hoping that
his friend and AAU teammate Justin Seymour receives an offer from Tech. Seymour is a
guard from Wheeler High School (Georgia).
Marcus has also talked to Shiloh High School center/power forward Robert Carter about
coming to Tech. "He said, he'll think about it." Hunt will continue to stay in touch with
Marcus Hunt is a versatile player, who has the tools to play both guard spots and small
forward. He recently became the second 2012 performer to commit to Georgia Tech
after combo guard, Chris Bolden. Hunt, who is 6-6 ½ talked about how he decided to
take his game to Georgia Tech.
Marcus Hunt talks about his decision to commit to Georgia Tech and Coach Brian Gregory