Adam Lawson | Jun. 14, 2013 | Valley Morning Star (Texas)
The season ended with a second-round loss to Sharyland, but this time Omar Hunter had no thoughts of quitting football.
He’d play if he could pitch himself to a high-profile school. And with his academic accolades, he’d soon be able to. Hunter was at a spring tour in South Bend, Ind., when he found out he’d been accepted to Notre Dame. After that, he went straight to the coaches.
“As soon as I got there, I went immediately and talked to the football coaches, talked to the recruiting coach.”
An email to a coach drew a response the next day. Hunter had been offered a walk-on spot.
“It’s humbling,” Hunter said. “It was really exciting. As soon as he called me, I started crying. I got off the phone with the coach and immediately I called my mom and I was crying as I told her.”