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At just 5'8 and 140lbs, Syr Hunter, a rising star at Gainesville High School in Georgia, is proving that size is no obstacle when it comes to making an impact on the football field. With dedication and a passion that started at the young age of 4, Hunter has been making waves in the world of football.
"I first started playing flag football at 4 years old," Hunter said, "I used to watch football with my dad, and I would always run around the house with my helmet and football. I always knew I wanted to be a football player one day."
Throughout his journey, Hunter has been fortunate to have mentors and coaches who have played a significant role in his development as a football player. "At the youth level, I learned a lot from my coach with Atlanta Ducks at 8u, just learning the physical aspect of the game and learning how to compete," Hunter shared. "My trainer OD is the best at what he does with DB's. I really appreciate my current coaches at Gainesville; they have really taken my game to the next level, and I'm learning every day."
With talent and hard work on his side, the recruiting process has been going well for Hunter. "The recruiting process for me has been cool," he explained. "I have been on unofficial visits and met with a lot of coaches at different schools. I'm building some great relationships with these coaches. It started during my 9th-grade season with me going on visits and getting GameDay invites."
Outside of football, Hunter manages to balance his personal life with his dedication to the game. "I like to fish and play video games," he said. "When I'm not training, I'm usually hanging out with friends, fishing, or playing video games."
When it comes to role models and inspirations, Hunter looks up to those who have supported him throughout his journey. "Some of my role models and inspirations would be my Dad, KJ Bolden, Coach Niblett, Coach Freddy, and the rest of my coaches at Gainesville," he shared.
As Syr Hunter continues to shine on and off the field, there's no doubt that his determination and passion will lead him to even greater heights in the world of football. Keep an eye out for this rising star as he continues to make his mark at Gainesville High School and beyond.
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