Hunter Collett, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound center from Waleska, has signed a letter of intent to attend Reinhardt University in the fall and be a part of the Eagles’ new football program under head coach Danny Cronic. Collett comes to Reinhardt from nearby Cherokee High School in Canton, where he played for head coach Brian Dameron.
“We are happy to announce the signing of Waleska native Hunter Collett to a scholarship to play football at Reinhardt,” Cronic said. “Hunter is a quick and agile lineman, and we are extremely excited to have him be one of the first signees at Reinhardt. I think we are off to a great start in recruiting.”
Four Time Letter Winner and Three-year Starter from Cherokee High School
Collett, the son of Phil and Stephanie Collett, was a four-time letter winner and three-year starter at Cherokee. Following his senior season, he was selected as the CMT Oil Company Offensive Lineman of the Year at the Cherokee County Gridiron Club Awards Banquet after being named to all-county teams by The Cherokee Tribune and The Cherokee Ledger-News. A 2011 team captain and preseason all-state pick by Georgia High School Football Magazine, Collett is a former winner of Lumpkin County’s Bull-Pull Challenge for lineman. He also competed for two years as a discus thrower for the Warriors’ track and field squad.
“Among the other colleges I was looking at, Reinhardt was the one that really wanted me more so than the other ones,” Collett said. “The coaches here welcomed me with open arms and really wanted me. I’ve grown up near the campus and I’m looking forward to coming here and helping start the football program at Reinhardt.”
Collett chose Reinhardt after also considering Georgia Southern University, Jacksonville State University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham-Southern College.