ATLANTA — Richard LeCounte gets a ton of credit for helping build Georgia’s stellar 2017 recruiting class, and rightfully so.
LeCounte, the 5-star safety, was the first member of Georgia’s 2017 class and worked tirelessly to help bring on some of the best talent in the group. But the second member of Georgia’s 2017 class, 4-star outside linebacker Jaden Hunter, deserves a little credit, too.
“I actually did [recruit guys],” Hunter said. “People don’t give me too much credit but I actually did. I recruited like at least five or six of them.”
Those “five or six”: D’Andre Swift and Mark Webb — who Hunter noted his teammates would never give him credit for pulling in — as well as Latavious Brini, Malik Herring and (sort of) Trey Bishop.
Hunter said he felt his job was to connect with each guy on a personal level and try to help them feel at home with the Georgia program, something both he and LeCounte were adept doing.
“I had to connect with them on a brotherly level, besides football,” Hunter said. “Because besides football, we’re going to be with each other every day so we’ve got to get to know each other.”
Hunter’s call for credit is mostly in jest, though, as he’s just ready to get on the field with his new teammates.
“[LeCounte] can take all the credit he wants,” Hunter said. “I just can’t wait to get out on the field with those guys.”