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Former four-star LB Jaden Hunter lands at WKU

Tyson Helton picks up some defensive help with the former four-star LB from Georgia.

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Jaden Hunter is officially out of the transfer portal and has a new home with the Tops.
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First-year Western Kentucky coach Tyson Helton has added help on the defensive side of the ball, in the form of former Georgia Bulldog Jaden Hunter.

Hunter signed with Georgia in 2017 as a four-star prospect and was ranked by most recruiting services as a top-10 player in the state.

He chose the Bulldogs over offers from Alabama, LSU and Auburn.

The 6-2, 215-pound linebacker is the son of the late Brice Hunter, who starred at Georgia from 1992-1996 and played two seasons in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Brice Hunter
Hunter’s father Brice also played at Georgia, starring as a WR from 1992-1996.

After redshirting during his first year, the younger Hunter only saw action in two games in both the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Also, he was arrested earlier this year for a traffic violation of driving with a suspended/revoked license.

During the off-season, Georgia brought in a trio of linebackers in their recruiting class, the most high-profile of which being five-star inside linebacker Nakobe Dean.

Hunter is clocked in the 40-yard-dash at a sub 4.7, which will help bring speed and athleticism to the Hilltopper defense.

It’s expected that he will have three years of eligibility.