Every Wednesday over the summer, The Juice Online is going to highlight individual players on the 2013 Syracuse football team. This week, we’re profiling quarterback Terrel Hunt.
Drew Allen’s main competition at the quarterback spot will likely come from Terrel Hunt.
Hunt was the star of the spring game, throwing for 209 yards and a pair of touchdowns, as he led the White team past the Blue team 27-10.
“It felt good when he was in there,” Syracuse offensive coordinator George McDonald said. “It felt like there was a rhythm. It felt like he had control of the offense.”
It was an impressive performance for Hunt, who played with the first unit throughout the game. His main competition, Charley Loeb and John Kinder, spent their reps with the second team.
“If I’m the frontrunner now, I want to continue that all through camp,” Hunt said. “It’s a battle, and you always want to be in front of the battle.”
You also want to have a favorite target, and Hunt certainly had that.
Hunt threw both touchdowns to Jarrod West, and the two seemed to have a connection throughout the afternoon.
“It was good,” Hunt said of the connection between him and West. “To be able to have a go-to player takes a lot off my back.”
But it wasn’t just the highlight throws the coaches were impressed with.
“He made some good checks against pressure, which is higher learning for a quarterback,” head coach Scott Shafer said. “Terrel has been the most consistent [in spring].”
Inside slant: There was clear separation between Hunt and the rest of the quarterbacks in the spring game. We don’t know how Drew Allen will fit in with the offense, so for now, Hunt is in control of the starting quarterback competition. His running ability is certainly intriguing, as well.
- Birthdate: August 1993
- Hometown: Rosedale, NY
- High School: Christ the King
- Position: Quarterback
- Class: Sophomore
- Height: 6’3″
- Weight: 215 lbs
Career highlights: Hunt made an appearance in the USC game in 2012. In high school, he was a 2010 All-City Selection after throwing for 1,289 yards and 10 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,218 yards and 14 touchdowns in his senior year.
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