Florida High's Hunter Hanstein - WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Posted at 12:01 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2018-02-15 07:29:11-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - There are certain guys on a team you can just count on.

"He's fired up all the time and really plays with a chip on his shoulder and an edge for a guy that's really undersized," said head coach Jarrod Hickman of senior Hunter Hanstein, who is that guy for Florida High. 

Whatever Hunter can do to help the Seminoles win, he's up for.

"Having only eight seniors on this team, there has to be the big leadership factor of us being in this position before," he said. 

"The intensity, the attitude, the effort he brings every day is very consistent with it," added Hickman. "He's an emotional guy. We feed off his energy and he's been really good for us."

With the effort and the attitude that he shows in the trenches, Hunter grinds just as hard in the classroom, as he boasts a 4.2 GPA.

"There definitely has to be a dedication to it," he said. "You have to be able to just sit down and for a couple of hours be able to just put in the work on and off the field."

Putting in that work, and making the most out of his grades as well as football. Long snapping at the next level is Hunter's goal, and he's looking to make it happen.

"He just attacks life that way. He attacks it in the classroom, he attacks it on the field," said Hickman. "Whatever he chooses to do someday, he's going to attack it and be great."

"There's an eligibility standard to go play college football and my goal is to be higher than that," said Hunter. "I want to be the best me that I can and put in the work in the classroom and be persistent with it and just keep going."