Hester has offers from 11 Division-1 schools, including Maryland, which he said is a school of very high interest for him.
“During the football season we talked a lot, but not as much over the summer,” he said. “I haven’t really talked to many coaches this summer.”
Maryland could have somewhat of a leg up on other contenders, as his family has some roots there.
“I’m liking the area because my mom is from there,” he said, adding when picking a school he is primarily assessing “education, location, and atmosphere.”
The highly recruited back said he would like to make a decision before the end of the football season.
“If I feel comfortable with a team, I’ll know before the last couple games of the season,” he said. “I’ve been talking with my family, friends and coaches.”
He added Maryland is one of the schools selling him the possibility of playing right out of the gate.
“They said if I go out there and compete, I’ll have a chance to play right away,” Hester said.
As a junior, he ran for 1,850 yards, but is looking to come up with even bigger numbers in his senior year at Duncan U. Fletcher High School.
“This year, I want over 2,000,” he said. “I’m a clutch player. In big-time games, I make big-time plays.”
With a 4.33-second 40-yard dash time and his huge high school success, look out for Hester as early as the fall of 2011, but this time in a college uniform: maybe a Terps uniform.