Interview with Hunter Dale
By Reid Althage
LAFM: Name, position, school?
My name is Hunter Dale, and I am a DB for John Curtis High School.
LAFM: Current height and weight?
5-11, 190 lbs
LAFM: 40-yard dash, max bench, max squat? Personal statistics?
My max bench is 375, and max squat is 475. I finished the season with 43 tackles and 8 INTs.
LAFM: Looking back at the 2013 season, what was your favorite or most exciting game?
While the most fun was probably the Evangel game, the most exciting was the Edna Karr Game. It was two great teams who wanted to see who was better. We were beating them early. They came back and actually took a lead on us. They were driving to extend the lead with about 4 minutes left. Speedy Noil (Karr’s QB) through an out route which I picked off. We had to punt on our drive but pinned them within their 20 yard line. Eventually we were able to come back and win the game. Definitely the most exciting game of the season.
LAFM: What are you looking forward to the most heading into spring ball and next season?
I am looking forward to just getting back into football pads and the opportunity to play with my teammates. Some of these guys I have been playing with since I was in 5th grade and cannot wait to play my senior year with them.
LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?
Ed Reed-I am kind of like him except maybe not as hard of a hitter. He is a very smart player and a great leader. He is always concentrating and reading the QB. Off the field, he never puts a foot wrong and sets a great example. He is just a guy I really look up to.
LAFM: Do you have any family members or friends that have had a big influence on you and your football career?
My dad, Wyatt Harris. He played football for Southern and even had 1 year where he tried out for the chargers. He is an experienced man who can tell me everything I need to know.
LAFM: If football does not work out for you, what do you see yourself doing? Have you thought of a major in college? Why?
Well, I also play baseball. Ideally, I would like to go to a school where I could do both baseball and football. I am going to major in kinesiology or sports journalism.
LAFM: I know it is early, but are there any schools that are recruiting you right now? Any favorites? Any visits this summer?
I have 9 offers and no real favorites. I am taking a visit to UCLA, Miami, and maybe Notre Dame depending if they offer.
LAFM: What have you learned from teammates like Kenny Young, and Malachi Dupre about the recruiting process and how to approach it?
They told me not to make a judgement on any school based upon someone else. Make sure you make your own judgment off your visits and relationship with the schools.
LAFM: Lastly, what are your goals for the upcoming year?
This year, I want to try and trust my instincts more and just go. I want to win a State Championship and help my team in any aspect that I can.