Hometown: Fort Smith, Arkansas
High School/Previous School: Fort Smith Southside High School
Coach Mangurian on Hunton: Productive blocker and receiver at the highest level of competition. Well coached and prepared to make the move to college football. Good size and physical playing style. Shows all the tools to be a complete tight end. John carries his pads well and his playing speed and confirmed speed match. Athletic, plays with energy and emotion and is durable. Tools to contribute early. Will have to get stronger.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Fort Smith Southside High School in Fort Smith, Ark. ... Played for head coach Jeff Williams … All-conference football 2010, 2011 and 2012 … 2012 all-state team … Hootens Academic Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Also lettered in basketball and baseball.
INTENDED MAJOR: Biology
PERSONAL: Parents are Teresa and David Hunton ... Has an older sister, Tory (24).
FUN FACT: Hobbies include traveling and watching movies.
WHY COLUMBIA? “To beat Harvard.”