"I was thinking about deciding in January," says the highly recruited defensive tackle. "I haven't made my mind up. I want to wait until all my offers come in." Hunter said his current offers include TCU, Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Baylor, and Memphis.
Hunter said he is waiting to see if Alabama, LSU, and Tennessee are going to offer before he starts narrowing down the field. Of his current offers, the schools offering early playing time seem to draw the most interest from Hunter. "That's the big key," he says. "My main objective is to play early. TCU says I can play early. Ole Miss is a good school and I have a chance to play early there too. Louisiana Tech is close to home and I can get on the field. Same with Mississippi State; I really like the coaches at Mississippi State."
Hunter recently attended camp at Louisiana Tech. "I had fun," admits Hunter. "I really like talking to Coach Eggen and Coach Likens. I like working with Coach Eggen, he shows me things I can take home and work on. I went up for a one on one meeting with Coach Eggen and then I met with Coach Dykes. We talked about the depth chart. I want to play early so that looks real good."
One current member of the Bulldog's depth chart at defensive line is former Neville standout Justin Ellis. Hunter got a chance to hang out with his former opponent. "I've known Justin for a long time," explains Hunter. "I went up against him my sophomore year and we've been friends ever since. "
Hunter will headline an extremely talented defense for West Monroe this year. The Rebels recently added former Richwood cornerback Michael Hunter to the already stout unit. Chuck Hunter says he was excited to have Michael join his team. "I've know for a while," he explains. "We were just waiting for the details to be worked out."
Also returning for West Monroe's defense are brothers Jonathan and Jacob Tyson. The pair will anchor a linebacker corp. that hopes to wreak havoc on opposing offenses. "Jacob is the youngest, but he is stronger," added Hunter. "Jonathan is bigger and he hits harder. "
With Chuck Hunter demanding attention inside, all of his teammates should have plenty of chances to make plays in 2010.