McCormick defensive end Kenneth Gunter signs to play college football at Benedict. Front row, from left: Gertrude Searles, Jamar Gunter, Kenneth M. Gunter, Willie Mae Calhoun. Back row: McCormick athletic director Jimmy Hughes, Watonya Jackson, Deborah Gunter, Kenneth D. Gunter, interimcoach Bryan Buffkin and McCormick principal Mark Dean.
(Jordan Anders | Index-Journal)
McCORMICK — As a defensive end at McCormick High School, Kenneth Gunter dominated.
If he's going to dominate in college, he's going to have to learn to do it in a different way.
Gunter signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play at Benedict College. The mammoth 6-foot-4, 245-pound defender played defensive end all throughout high school, but with the Tigers running a defense that features just three down linemen, they plan to use Gunter as an outside linebacker.
"I'm very excited," the senior said. "This year, I played a little bit of linebacker, so I know a little bit about it. I'm excited to learn some new things about it, and hopefully I can work out well with it."
With such a lack of depth at linebacker last season, interim McCormick coach Bryan Buffkin toyed with the idea of playing Gunter, who missed the first two weeks of his senior year recovering from a torn ACL, at linebacker before ultimately deciding he was too big of an asset at defensive end.
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