First Justin Hunt helped Whitehaven win their first Class 6A state title a couple of weeks ago now Hunt is securing his future.
Hunt has committed to Marshall University and becomes the fourth Whitehaven player to commit this season joining Mark Dodson (Ole Miss), Darius Sims (Vanderbilt) and Gerald Perry (Vanderbilt).
Hunt (6-2, 185) chose Marshall over offers from Memphis, Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee State and Western Kentucky.
“Justin is being recruited to play as a wide receiver at Marshall,” Whitehaven coach Rodney Saulsberry said. “The upside potential for him is off the charts and Marshall did a great job recruiting him and I think he is a great fit for their offense.”
Hunt helped the Tigers cap off an undefeated 15-0 season and a Class 6A state title earlier this month as Whitehaven beat Maryville 36-35 in overtime.
He is the seventh commitment in the Thundering Herd’s recruiting class of 2013 and he is ranked No. 25 in Rivals Top 25 Tennessee 2013 prospects.
Others that have committed are Fairley Defensive tackle DeMaris Peppers (Minnesota), Dobyns Bennett wide receiver Malik Foreman (Vanderbilt), Christian Brothers offensive lineman Alexander Karr (Arkansas State), Rhea County offensive lineman Jacob Revis (UTC), Knoxville West linebacker Zach Stuart (Lamar), Grace Christian Academy running back Will McKamey (Navy), Harding Academy defensive end Mack Weaver (Vanderbilt), Memphis East linebacker Marcus Robinson (Arkansas), Clarksville Northeast Athlete Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Tennessee), ECS linebacker Walker Jones (Alabama), St. Benedict running back Jordan Wilkins (Auburn), Brentwood Academy defensive back Jalen Ramsey (USC), Memphis East Offensive Lineman Christian Morris (UCLA), MAHS wide receiver Marquez Lanton (Arkansas State), Brentwood Academy quarterback Max Staver (Florida), Whitehaven defensive back Darius Sims (Vanderbilt), Alcoa offensive lineman Dalton Owensby (MTSU), Shelbyville running back Marquis Morton (MTSU), Signal Mountain quarterback Reese Phillips (Kentucky), CAK wide receiver Josh Smith (Tennessee), CAK offensive lineman Brett Kendrick (Tennessee), Memphis Central defensive end Frank Herron (LSU), Lake County safety Devon Jones (Arkansas State), Memphis East defensive lineman Herbert Moore (Ole Miss), Whitehaven wide receiver Gerald Perry (Vanderbilt), Whitehaven running back Mark Dodson (Ole Miss), MUS linebacker Ford Howell (Wake Forest), Memphis Central wide receiver Latevius Rayford (Vanderbilt), Lenoir City wide receiver Camion Patrick (Tennessee), White Station defensive end Jason Carr (Tennessee) and Bradley Central offensive lineman Austin Sanders (Tennessee).
Rang Placed On Administrative Leave
Powell head football coach Derek Rang who led the Panthers to the Class 5A Semifinals in his first season has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
Rang will be on leave until the Knox County Schools can complete an investigation on what Knox County Schools spokeswoman Melissa Odgen called allegations of testing irregularities according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Rang teaches Math at Powell and led his team to a 12-2 record and a second straight 5A semifinal round appearance.
Before getting the Powell job, he was the defensive coordinator at Knoxville West for two seasons.
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