Hunter, who is 6-foot-6 and around 240 pounds, led the Tigers in tackles for loss with 13 in 2014, while compiling 75 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Over his three years with the Tigers, two in which he was a starter, Hunter accumulated 144 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks.

A native of Katy, Texas, Hunter joins linebacker Kwon Alexander and cornerback Jalen Collins as LSU players that have declared early for the NFL Draft.

Thursday, January 15 is the deadline for entry into the 2015 NFL draft.