UVa Official Visit Sealed DeAndre Hunter’s Decision

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Hunter, third from the left, tweeted this photo the night he committed to UVa.  (Photo courtesy of Hunter's twitter account).
Hunter, third from the left, tweeted this photo the night he committed to UVa. (Photo courtesy of Hunter’s twitter account).

DeAndre Hunter was looking to “find the right fit” when figuring out where he wanted to spend his college career. On an unofficial visit in early August, the Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, PA) senior small forward prospect felt the University of Virginia might be the place he was looking for. Hunter returned to Charlottesville this past weekend, and the official visit he made confirmed his initial feelings. This past Saturday, the consensus 4-star recruit made the call for the Cavaliers.

“I kind of felt it on my unofficial,” Hunter recalled. “I wanted to spend some time with the players and commits. Once I spent time with them, I knew what I wanted to do.”

Hunter was accompanied by his mother on the unofficial in August. This past weekend, his older brother, Aaron, made the trip.

“Coach Bennett had talked to me and my brother when we were all at his house. He said, ‘If you feel like this is the right fit, you can tell me now. Or, you can wait.’ Basically, I knew I was going to commit. I talked to my brother and my mom and I committed,” recalled the 6’7″,

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