Waco (Texas) Midway wide receiver Hunter Jarmon had a huge junior season in helping lead his team to the state finals. However, it took a while for schools to take notice of the 6-foot, 180-pound standout.
This spring and summer, though, Jarmon started picking up offers at a frenzied pace. He has over a dozen to his name.
“I know I have [offers] from Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon State, Minnesota, SMU, Kansas State, Tulsa and a few others,” Jarmon said. “Those are the ones off the top of my head.
“I’m getting heavily recruited by Oklahoma State and (Texas) Tech too. They’re both really interested but they want to see me in action a few games my senior year first.”
Jarmon thinks there is a reason that he started receiving attention later than his peers.
“I’ve played football since the 8th grade but I’ve always seen myself as a baseball player,” he said. “It wasn’t really until this past year that I realized that I could play football at the next level too.”
As of now, Jarmon intends to play both sports in college.
“I want to play both football and baseball,” he said. “I’ve talked to a few of the schools about it and they’re okay with it so I’m going to try to make it work.”
With football recruiting, Jarmon has already set up four of his five allotted official visits.
“I’m going to Kansas when they play TCU – I think it’s Sep. 15,” he said. “I’m going to Minnesota the next weekend and then Iowa State the weekend after that. I’m going to go to Oregon State the first weekend in November. I’m keeping the 5th one open. I haven’t decided where I want to go just yet.”
As far as favorites, Jarmon has managed to narrow his list a bit.
“I really don’t have a top school,” he said. “There are eight schools I really like and I could go to any of those. They’re the four I have officials set up to and then Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Missouri and Baylor. Those are my top eight.”
Jarmon earned all-state honors as a junior after catching 72 passes for 1,220 yards and 15 touchdowns.