Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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Gwinnett's first and latest Parade All-American football players hail from the same place - Buford High School.
Defensive lineman Omar Hunter was named to the 2008 Parade Magazine All-American Team, which was released on Monday. He is one of three Georgians on the list, joining two other linemen, Statesboro's DeAngelo Tyson and Jefferson County's A.J. Harmon.
Hunter is the third Buford player to be named a Parade All-American, joining current Houston Texans running back Darius Walker and Tyrone Sorrells, a selection in 1982, when he became the first Gwinnett player to receive the honor.
Parkview brothers Matt and Jon Stinchcomb and Parkview kicker Brett Conway also have been named Parade All-Americans.
Hunter made 110 tackles as a senior with 39 quarterback pressures, helping the Wolves to the Class AA state championship. He also played offensive line.
The 6-foot-1, 300-pounder is rated as the No. 17 senior and the No. 2 defensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com. He has committed to Florida, recently choosing the Gators after backing off an initial commitment to Notre Dame. He also considered Georgia, Auburn, Southern California and Michigan during his recruitment.