Vanderbilt defensive end reportedly enters transfer portal
Vanderbilt may be losing some depth on the defensive line, as DE Jacques Hunter has entered the transfer portal, according to a report from Robbie Weinstein of 247Sports.
The freshman did not see any playing time this past season for the Commodores after the Valdosta, Georgia (Lowndes) native was part of the 2021 recruiting class.
Hunter committed to Vanderbilt when Derek Mason was still the coach, and the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Hunter came out of high school rated as a 3-star prospect and the No. 81 strongside defensive end prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Composite Rankings. Hunter picked Vanderbilt over scholarship offers from Ole Miss and South Carolina, among others.
Here is his bio from Vanderbilt:
Lettered three years at Lowndes under coach Jamey DuBose
• Three-star prospect by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com
• Two-time first-team all-region honoree
• 2019 first team all-state pick
• Helped the Vikings to a trio of Georgia High School Association (GHSA) 7A playoff appearances, including consecutive trips to the semifinals as a sophomore and junior
• As a senior, helped the Vikings to a 10-1 record and trip to the GHSA 7A semifinals
• Tallied 111 career tackles, 22.0 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and two recoveries
• Registered 34 tackles, 8.5 tackles for lost yardage and 2.0 sacks in 2020
• As a junior, guided Lowndes to the GHSA 7A state championship appearance with a 14-1 record and the lone loss to Marietta in the title tilt
• Booked 47 tackles with 5.0 sacks during junior year
• Tallied 30 stops with 6.0 sacks as a sophomore
• Son of April and Billy Hunter
• Has an older sister, Alecia, and a younger brother, DeAunte
• Uncle, Funtaine Hunter, was a four-year letterman (2003-04-05-06) at Vanderbilt under head coach Bobby Johnson
• Undeclared major