FSU football 2022 five-star commit Travis Hunter Jr. believes he is the best player in the country and has the stats and footage to back up the claim.
Hunter Jr. lists as a cornerback by recruiting services and is considered the No. 2 cornerback in the nation and No. 4 player overall.
However, Hunter Jr. also plays wide receiver in high school and put those talents on display at the Pylon 7on7 event in Las Vegas over the weekend.
He didn’t disappoint, and now has FSU fans clamoring for him to play both sides of the ball when he arrives in Tallahassee.
On his head😬🤫 https://t.co/bAFuwWHN2p
— Travis Hunter (@TravisHunterJr) February 21, 2021
— Mike Roach (@MikeRoach247) February 21, 2021
Hunter Jr’s ball skills are unbelievable as he can win 50/50 balls with extraordinary leaping ability. He has strong hands and catches the ball away from his body as well. One other thing to notice is his explosion off the line of scrimmage.
Look at the last clip and watch the player beside him as they both leave when the ball is snapped to the QB. The crazy thing is the quarterbacks throwing the passes were way late with their throws and put Hunter in positions to make contested throws when he shouldn’t have had to do so.
I know FSU football fans want him to play both ways, but I’d be partial to having him on offense. I think he’s more valuable with the ball in his hands to FSU, opposed to just playing defensive back.
The other thing is a shutdown defensive back isn’t going to help FSU’s defensive but so much. Asante Samuel Jr. was close to a shutdown corner, and we saw how terrible the ‘Noles defense was in 2020.
It would be difficult to learn both the offense and defense in college and make an impact on both sides of the ball. Either way, the Noles have the best player in the county committed, and it’ll be a pleasure to watch him don the garnet and gold.