As one of two Georgia products joining the Hoosiers, LaDamion Hunt joins Mo Burnam in a trip up north to join a Hoosier defense that has been rebuilt, remodeled and rejuvenated.
Hunt guided the Carrollton High School defense to the Elite Eight after committing to the Hoosiers in July of last summer.
Signed. Sealed. Delivered. #iufb officially welcomes defensive back LaDamion Hunt (@Ladamionhunt_5) to the family! #Breakthrough pic.twitter.com/A0j66FlqyC— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) February 1, 2017
HOW HE STACKS UP
Hunt was one of the top players on one of the top teams in Georgia last season. Carrollton advanced to the Elite Eight in the 5A playoffs before falling to the eventual runner-ups.
On the season, Hunt finish with 49 tackles, 3 interceptions, 6 passes defended, 1 fumble recovered and 2 fumbles forced.
However, he is a three-star cornerback and 152nd in Georgia overall. In terms of cornerbacks nationally, Hunt comes in at 155th, which seems harsh for a player with decent size, gaudy stats and 4.49 speed.
WHAT IT MEANS FOR IU
It’s no secret the Hoosiers are stacked defensively for 2017, meaning playing time for newcomers will be hard to come by. However, Hunt feels like a player who could be a hidden gem, though it’d still be a surprise if he contributed in his first year with Indiana.