Alex Huntley, USC 4-Star commitment from Hammond, is working to get better

Alex Huntley at a Hammond practice.

Alex Huntley, a Hammond defensive tackle, committed to play his college football for the University of South Carolina, earlier this month.

Huntley, a Class of 2020 graduate, picked USC over: Georgia; Texas; Stanford; LSU; and Oklahoma. Making the decision to play at USC was only a beginning for the four-star prospect.

“I love football, but I want get better as a player,” said Huntley. “I’m competitive and I want to be my best.”

Huntley is 6’4” and weighs 285 pounds. He has had the nickname “Boogie” since he was a baby. Huntley said he thinks of football, even in the off-season. He said he’ll spend his summer vacation working on his game. He wants to be ready for the spotlight when the SkyHawks play Southern Columbia (PA) in August. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

“It’s a big game and I want to get a win,” said Huntley.

While his senior season is on his mind currently, Huntley said he had others on his mind when he pledged to play at South Carolina. He said so many people helped him get to where he is. And his friends and family, and all the people who have supported him can come see him play at USC.

Huntley said he feels like the people who know him will push him to be his best.

Despite the fact he is still in high school, Huntley said his goal is contribute as soon as he can at USC.
“I want to get as ready as I can and I want to have an impact,” he said.

When he gets to college, Huntley will not be a stranger. He said he has known USC Head Football Coach Will Muschamp for a while.

“He started recruiting me when I was in the ninth grade, ” said Huntley. “He’s a great coach and a great man, and we have a great relationship.”

Though there is a lot of football in his life, Huntley said he does enjoy down time. He said he relaxes with trips to Chick-fil-A and by playing basketball.

Images from Alex Huntley Twitter video. 

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