Collins Hill wide receiver Travis Hunter (12) during their game against Parkview in the Class 7A quarterfinal game Friday, Dec. 11, 2020,in Suwanee. Collins Hill won 21-14. (Jason Getz/For the AJC)

Georgia football recruiting: Nation’s No. 1 overall prospect Travis Hunter makes surprise visit to UGA for Arkansas game

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Travis Hunter: Nation’s No. 1 overall prospect is a surprise visitor

3:35 PM on October 2, 2021: There was a hint dropped earlier this week about a surprise 5-star visitor or two for Saturday’s game against Arkansas.

The remarkable part here is that Hunter was in an ambulance on Friday night. The earliest fears regarding the leg injury he suffered in a runaway Collins Hill victory hinted at a season-ending injury.

That wasn’t the case. The late word Friday night was that his injury was only going to keep him out for 4-6 weeks.

The fact he was at a football game anywhere was a surprise, much less at UGA. For the longest time, the nation’s no. 1 overall recruit for the 2022 cycle has definitively stated that he was not going anywhere except FSU.

He was in a walking boot or an air cast on Saturday at UGA. Hunter was also given priority seating among the first few rows of the recruit bleachers in the West End Zone at Sanford Stadium for the game.

Lenny Gregory, his head coach at Collins Hill, was quoted by the Gwinnett Daily Post with a summation of Hunter’s current condition.

“We don’t think it’s a season-ending thing,” he said. “We’re praying for good news obviously and I think, from everything we’re hearing, he’s going to be just fine.”

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