DB Money Hunter: Linebacker at TCU?


Money Hunter (Prosper, Texas/Prosper) had a productive season as a safety, but could his college future be at linebacker?

That’s what TCU is wondering and considering. Hunter doesn’t have a TCU offer, but the Horned Frogs are showing heavy interest in the 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete lining up as either an outside linebacker or a nickelback.

Hunter has been working as a safety, and he has offers from West Virginia, Utah and SMU to play safety. Playing linebacker at the next level would be something of a challenge, but he feels he can make the transition if necessary.

“I can go to college and play linebacker if I wanted to,” said Hunter, the son of pro baseball star Torii Hunter Sr. and the brother of Notre Dame commit and ESPN 150 receiver Torii Hunter Jr. “I prefer to play safety, but if I have to play linebacker -- or anywhere else -- I’ll do it.”

TCU tight ends coach Dan Sharp has been Hunter’s primary recruiting contact.