Lee Hunter named one of 247Sports freshmen to watch in SEC

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Auburn needs some help along the defensive line. Could that assist come in the form of true freshman Lee Hunter?

The writers over at 247Sports think so as they have Hunter listed as one of the freshman in the SEC to watch during the 2021 season.

Auburn’s defensive tackle room is rather unproven, and Hunter, who ranked as the Tigers’ top overall signee in 2021, has an excellent chance to break into the rotation right away. Hunter brings college-ready strength to The Plains at 320 pounds, and his nastiness in the trenches pops up on film. There’s a need inside, too. In fact, nobody on the interior of Auburn’s defensive line finished with better than a 59 PFF Grade last year. Auburn is resetting at this spot, and Hunter has a great chance to play a lot even with UAB transfer Tony Fair joining the roster.

From Blount High School in Eight Miles, Alabama, Hunter was a four-star signee and ranked the No. 7 defensive tackle in the nation. He should contribute immediately as a key player in the trenches for Derek Mason’s defense.