College bound … Hunt twins choose different games
CARBONDALE, Colo. For years, the Hunt twins have acted as a dynamic duo on Roaring Fork High School’s basketball court, on its football field, on its baseball diamond and in life in general.They started on each team, helping the basketball team make the state tournament all four years they were on the team and proving themselves worthy of the football postseason all four years as well. But come this fall, Tyler and Trevor will be splitting up to pursue two very different paths.Trevor is headed to Chadron State in Nebraska, where he will attempt to join the football team as a walk-on. Tyler, on the other hand, will pack his bags and go to Denver to attend Johnson and Wales, where he will try to walk on to the basketball team.
The brothers will still be within a four-hour drive from each other, but it will still be quite a change.”I was at orientation this Monday and it was weird not having (Trevor) there,” Tyler said. “That was two days.”Tyler is looking at studying culinary arts at Johnson and Wales, a 1,500-student school. Tyler said he started getting letters from Johnson and Wales when he started high school, but it wasn’t until recently that he decided to go there.”It’s kinda close to home and the curriculum they have there, they put you right in the major. You don’t have to take the first two years of nonsense or whatever,” Tyler said. “I think they have a lot of opportunities and I found out they have a basketball team.”Tyler, who has played a lot of basketball this summer including both Hoop D’Ville tournaments, said he has met with Wildcats head coach Jeff Culver and hopes to play for him. The J & W Wildcats are fairly new and make up one of four varsity teams for the campus. J & W is an independent team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Conference.”That makes me have a better chance of making the team. And I won’t be the shortest one there,” said 6-foot Tyler. “Hopefully I grow a little bit.”While Trevor will be heading in a different direction from Tyler, he will still be meeting up with another former Ram – former all-state running back Jake Bowman. “I had a knack to go and play football with a buddy,” Trevor said. “My main reason for picking football is that after college, I won’t have a chance to play it again. Like baseball, you can always play in a men’s league and same with basketball.”Trevor will be vying for a spot at defensive end, but if he makes the team, he has been told by Chadron State head coach Bill O’Boyle that he will redshirt his first season. Chadron is an NCAA Division II team that plays in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.In the classroom, Trevor plans on majoring in pre-chiropractic medicine.”I want to do something that would be around people and still work with my hands and I have always been interested in the health profession and science,” he said.Trevor and Tyler will begin their collegiate careers later this month, but still plan on seeing each other whenever possible.”It’s going to be different, but we are only four hours apart,” Trevor said. “It’s not too far, just far enough.”
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