Hunt could start at safety for Rutgers with Stephenson iffy, Aiken suspended for half

An injury and a targeting penalty might give Rutgers redshirt freshman safety Andre Hunt his first start.

Hunt will get a lot of work in practice this week as the Scarlet Knights (4-1, 0-1) prepare for their Big Ten Conference game against reeling Michigan (2-3, 0-1) on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium.

The Eagan, Minnesota resident was pushed into the spotlight in the third quarter of Rutgers' win over Tulane when backup safety Johnathan Aiken was flagged for a targeting penalty and disqualified. It meant he missed the rest of the game and will miss the first half this week.

With starter Delon Stephenson battling a lower body injury, Hunt, a walk-on, could start.

Hunt says now that he's gotten his feet wet, he feels like he'll be ready.