Volunteer State Signal Caller Is Offered

Memphis University School had a season to remember last season that culminated in a 38-18 spanking of Brentwood Academy in the state title game. The trigger man for the Owls offense, Barry Brunetti, led the program to it's third ever undefeated season. With spring football and a chance to repeat approaching, Barry is basking in the glow of some early college scholarship offers.

"I thought after we won state and went undefeated I thought some of this might happen," said Barry Brunetti of his three early tenders. "My coach said that I had done my part, so some good things were going to happen for me."

Duke broke the ice with their offer followed shortly by the hometown Memphis Tigers. Late last week the talented signal called picked up an offer from the SEC.

"Mississippi State offered me on Friday," said Brunetti. "My coach told me that morning that he had talked to Coach Mullen and that they were offering me. I called Coach Mullen back and he asked me if I had received my letter yet. I told him I hadn't and they faxed it over to me."

Barry had the chance to talk with the Bulldogs head man about the possibility of joining the MSU program.

"Coach Mullen told me about all of the quarterbacks he coached," said Brunetti. "He has turned them all into winners. He told me loved the way I could make plays with my feet and that every pass was on target."

With three Division One offers now in hand, Brunetti confesses he is a little unsure about what is going to happen next.

"I don't know what to expect," said Barry. "I am expecting some more offers and I want to help my teammates get some offers. I know a lot of people are probably going to want to see me in person this summer and see me throw before they offer me."

The Memphis standout reports that all schools are even and that he has no favorites while he is in fact finding mode. A pair of trips are scheduled over the course of the next two weeks to help Brunetti learn more about a pair of SEC schools showing him interest.

"I was supposed to go to Junior day at Alabama, but we had a basketball game," said the Mr. Football finalist. "I am going to Junior day at Tennessee this weekend and then I am going to take an unofficial visit to Mississippi State the first week in March."


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