October 9, 2007

The 'Little Ball of Hate' Emerges

Texas Tech middle linebacker Victor Hunter has been catching the media's eye recently. But RedRaiderSports.com has been trying to spread the word about Hunter for quite some time. Here's a look at Hunter, from when he first put on shoulder pads for the Red Raiders to his current status at middle linebacker.

The beginning

It's not always about who's the biggest, fastest, or strongest. Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach has made it known many times publicly that he's always felt that online rankings of recruits are ridiculous and not accurate in any way. Sophomore middle linebacker Victor Hunter has been determined to back up Leach's theory since day one.

"To be honest, Hunter was somewhat of an after-thought as far as Tech's 2005 class went that year," recalls RedRaiderSports.com Site Publisher Chris Level. "The Red Raiders recruited Hunter, who was a two-star prospect without much fanfare, he'd played some on defense in high school but was listed as a tight end out of Irving Nimitz. He was signed with the hopes that Tech would move him to linebacker and then see what they had down the line."

The past two seasons, Hunter has been lost in the shadows of former Red Raider Brock Stratton and current starting middle linebacker senior Paul Williams. But because of recent activity, Hunter seems to be finally getting his chance.

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