DITR: Hunter Fontenot

Hunter Fontenot plays for the Ascension Episcopal Gators in Lafayette, LA. Hunter is a hard hitting linebacker in the 2023 class that has a 3.3 GPA and a 21 ACT score. Hunter is works hard to perfect his craft. This summer he attended six college camps: Mississippi College, McNeese, La Tech, Tulane, Southeastern, Nicholls, and University of Louisiana. Hunter plays with good range and can cover the field. Hunter has good size standing 6’1″ and weights 210 lbs. Hunter caught my eye last season when I visited his school to look at another player for the 2021 Gridiron Football All-American Bowl. He makes good reads on the offense and is able to come up with that big play. I have invited Hunter to play in the 2022 Gridiron Football All-American Bowl Game for team Louisiana. Hunter is a 2-star prospect by 247 sports and a 3-star prospect by Gridiron Football. He grades out with a 7.7 out of 10.

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When did you start playing? I started playing when I was 6 years old. I was playing flag football with BYYA. I have been playing Linebacker and a little bit of fullback for Ascension Episcopal since 5th grade.

What have you learned about yourself while playing? I learned a lot about myself. I learned a be a great teammate and leader. Football teaches you to lead by example; if you practice good, you will play good. You can show the younger people the endurance and how you play it will teach them to play the same way and that is what makes a good football team.

What would your teachers say about you?  That I am respectable, I get my work done, but I think most of my teachers like me.

What do you love about playing football? I love the atmosphere, the bond you build with your boys, when you fill that hole to make that hit, the sound you make when you hit (it is like a car crash), the fans, the lights, and preparing for the opponents. I just love everything about this game.

Who do you look up to? My brother. He was a great high school athlete. However, he tore his ACL his senior year and was still able to walk-on to the football team at the University of Louisiana.

What motivates you? I am motivated because I like to win games, the feeling of a big win over a rival school, the moment right before you make contact on a big tackle, the sound of the crack of the pads. It is not hard to be motivated to play this game.

Are there any aspects of the game that you are working on this summer to get better for the fall? Absolutely, my speed, my strength, my hips how to flip my hips better. I went to 6 college camps this summer so I could learn how to get better. I wanted to learn as much as I could from guys that have already been there to the league and played in college.

What is your personal goal for this upcoming season? I want to improve on all my stats from last year. Last year I had 93 total tackles, 13 for a loss, 4 forced fumbles, and 4 sacks. I also want to help my team win district.

What makes you special? My mentality, I am very coachable, I love to hit, I can do whatever anyone else can do, and you will not find anyone who works harder than me.

What are your hobbies? I like to fish, hunt, ride 4-wheelers, do footwork drills, and prepare to play football. I also like watching film an studying the game.

As a Senior, you are a Team Captain, what is something you bring to the team? Energy in the locker room, I will stay positive for my boys when time get tough. I want everyone to play fast and physical.

Do you do any volunteering in your community? I volunteer every year at the Louisiana Open Golf Tournament and help work the event. I also volunteer for Sky High that helps raise money St Jude’s hospital. I also help the coaches at my high school every year with the 5th ,6th, and 7th grade football camps. There I run drills and help my coaches do whatever needs to be done. I really enjoy enjoy helping my community.