Hunter helps West Monroe stay unbeaten

Last night, West Monroe was on the big stage vs. Neville and the Rebels didn't disappoint, taking a road win over the defending 4A state champions before a multi-state TV audience. Michael Hunter, a transfer from Richwood, patrols the secondary for the Rebels, and he'll get the opportunity to face his old school next week.

"It was a great atmosphere last night and we didn't expect to win by that big of a margin (34-7)," said West Monroe cornerback Michael Hunter, who holds scholarship offers from Duke, Baylor, ULM, McNeese State, and Southeastern Louisiana. "Our defense played well and our offense popped up with some points.

"I had four tackles that I can remember; they'll post a chart with the numbers later. I know that I dropped an easy pick. Last week (vs. Leesville), I had seven tackles."

Hunter attended the Louisiana Tech/Grambling game last weekend. What was his impression of the game and what is he hearing from the Bulldogs?

"It was a good atmosphere," he said. "I met (teammate RB/WR) Tyler Cain over there for the game. Tech won, but they probably could have played better.

"I've been getting a few calls from Coach (Rob) Likens, but I haven't gotten an offer yet. He told me that they like me and that they're going to keep evaluating me."

Hunter, at 6-foot-1, has tremendous height for a corner and he has all the bells and whistles athletically, having run a 4.4 (with a 35-to-36 inch vertical) at the FCA Combine last summer.

He transferred to West Monroe after his father was hired away from Richwood to be the new basketball coach for the Rebels.

With Richwood coming up as West Monroe's next opponent on the gridiron, what are Hunter's thoughts about facing his old school?

"This (upcoming) week is maybe easier than other weeks," he said. "I know their strengths and weaknesses. At the same time, I'll have a bullseye on my back.

"I love it here at West Monroe. The football community is great and the people are all behind you."

In regard to recruiting, Hunter said that he doesn't have any favorite schools at this juncture, adding that he's looking forward to visiting the schools that have offered after the season.

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