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Dontay Hunter joins Purdue commitment spree

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Purdue's commitment run continued Sunday with an important one from Rivals.com three-star defensive end Dontay Hunter.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder from Westerville Central near Columbus committed to the Boilermakers over reported early offers from Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Georgia, Tennessee and many others.

It came down to Purdue, Pitt and Kentucky, Hunter said.

"I committed because first and foremost it’s academically outstanding and offers me a great opportunity for life after football," Hunter wrote in a direct message.
"Secondly the facilities are state of the art and no other school can compare to it. Lastly the people that surround Purdue football and the university itself are just amazing and genuinely care about their students and athletes. Coach Brohm is turning this program completely around and it’s on the uprise, so I had no choice but to hop on the train."

He's Purdue's 13th commitment and sixth since Friday morning. He joins George Karlaftis as D-end commitments to this point, though Hunter may not project exactly as a true defensive end.

"They see me as being a perfect fit for their defense as the rushing end or the Leo/outside linebacker position," Hunter said. "They love my speed off the ball and ability to disrupt an offense."

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