Hunt-Days Standing Out

Linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days

Hillgrove junior linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days has been participating in combines and testing well. He is on the radar of many schools and has a full slate of spring and summer visits scheduled to big-time college football campuses.

Jabari Hunt-Days attended a combine in Orlando, Florida the weekend of February 27th. "I went down for the Nike combine," he said. "It went well for me actually. I wasn't really expecting anything. I ran the drills well. I ranked number two overall for SPARQ rating out of 1,000 participants with a rating of 104.31. It was very wet and slippery during all the drills. I still had a shuttle time of 4.29." Hunt-Days also threw a 41.5 foot-long power ball toss. The combine record was 42 feet. He said he actually threw one 45 feet but he scratched when his knee came off the ground so he had to use his other score.

Jabari says he'll be attending another Nike combine on March 14th in Atlanta. He is hoping to improve even more on his SPARQ rating so that he can go to Portland, Oregon for a combine where the top 20 scorers from combines around the country are invited to participate.

Since he was in Orlando, he made the convenient trip over to Central Florida to check them out. "I wasn't really expecting to meet coaches or anything," Jabari said. "I met the defensive coordinator and another coach. They said they like my film and that they are going to keep in touch with me. I got to see their weight room, the dorms, and they told me about the school and the graduation rate and stuff like that. I really liked it."

The one school that Jabari has made it clear that he hopes to get an offer from and one day attend is Georgia Tech. (His brother Synjyn will enroll at Tech this summer.) He has been in contact this last week with his recruiting coach at Tech, quarterback coach Brian Bohannon. "Coach Bohannon said not to worry about an offer right now," he said. "He said that I'm still high on the radar. He said they have to go through a process and for me to be patient." Jabari said his father has also been in touch with Georgia coach Stacy Searles and that he was saying some of the same things.

Hunt-Days is being patient for now and will continue to work hard this summer to gain even more attention. He will be attending camps in the spring and summer at Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Florida State, Miami, Florida, and Vanderbilt.

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