Comanche's Thedford Gaining Interest on the Recruiting Trail

Published 06/24 2014 06:55PM

Updated 06/24 2014 07:18PM

Comanche defensive end and tight end Hunter Thedford is getting a lot of attention from college coaches this summer, and could be one of the most sought after players at his position in the state.

Earlier this summer Thedford received his first offer from the UTEP Miners, but has been busy attending camps at schools like Texas and Oklahoma as well.

The junior has also had an unofficial visit to TCU according to and interest from other schools like Arizona State, Clemson, and California.

Needless to say the 6'7" 228 pound athlete from Comanche is turning heads, and doing it from a relatively small Class 3A high school.

"It's a great feeling. Hard work can pay off from any where. It's not about where you come from, it's about how hard and deep you try. It's all about heart. I may not be the best athlete but I give one hundred percent every time, and I think that's what gives me that difference right there," said Hunter Thedford.

Thedford is also learning the ropes in 11-man football after moving to Comanche from Gustine, which plays six-man football.

"I came from Gustine and I was kind of worried about it. I didn't know what it would be like coming from 11-man. I tried it out and I had some success. Really, it was just kind of surprising to me. Every thing just kind of swung in and it's just been great, it's been a blessing," said Thedford.

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