UND has received a verbal commitment from OLB/DE Hunter Wharton of Brawley High School in Brawley, CA. Wharton, 6’3″-220, was an All Imperial Valley league pick as a defensive end for Coach Jon Self’s Wildcats, which finished the season 10-2.
Wharton appears to be a real under-the-radar type of player in that we were not able to find out much about him. From his highlight tape it is very apparent that he moves well for his size. He played with his hand in the dirt some on defense meaning he could transition to a defensive end position in time. He has a great motor and showed decent pash rush skills. We see him starting out as a strong-side outside linebacker for UND.