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Torii Hunter Jr. starts football fireworks while father fights for baseball playoffs

Cameron Smith
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Torii Hunter Sr. is still grinding out the September games with the Anaheim Angels, hoping for a late playoff push for the Halos. While he's slugging away, his son, Torii Hunter Jr., is making sure that his father is missing out on some serious highlights back home in Prosper, Texas.

Hunter Jr., a senior wide receiver for Prosper (Texas) High, racked up three pretty impressive touchdowns and an interception during Prosper's 31-10 domination of McKinney (Texas) North High in the team's second game of the season. You can see full highlights of Hunter Jr.'s game above.

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Propser wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. — Rivals.com

Propser wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. — Rivals.com

In total, Hunter Jr. had eight catches for 173 yards, many of them drawing significant contact from a hard hitting McKinney North defense.

Clearly, the teen is not afraid of physical contact, just as his father has always proved with against the wall, home run-saving antics in Major League Baseball.

Hunter Jr. is being recruited by many of the nation's top programs, including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Nebraska and Arkansas, to name but a few.

His brother, Money Hunter, is being recruited by four of the schools in on Torii Jr. -- Utah, West Virginia, TCU and SMU -- but also has expressed interest in Texas and Texas A&M.

Yet, it may be Money's own skills that have helped give Torii Jr. such a fearless approach to receiving passes over the middle. Unlike his brother, who is known for his work as a speedy wideout and defensive back, Money Hunter is a bruising linebacker who helps anchor the Prosper defense.

Together, the twins have helped Prosper jump out to a 3-0 record early in the season, marking the team as a legitimate contender in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. All of which sets up a scenario where both brothers may eventually have something to play for in front of their more famous father, provided they can stay healthy in rugged Texas high school football.

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