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Chuck Hunter is one of Louisiana's top defensive talents for 2011. The junior was on the LSU campus last weekend for the Florida game, and his visit made quite the impression.

Chuck Hunter suits up for West Monroe, which means if the opportunity to become an LSU Tiger is offered – the pressure is on.

“I don’t know if people from school would talk to me if I went anywhere else,” Hunter laughed.

Teammate Jordan Allen is already committed to the program for 2010, while KeKe Mingo and Tyler Glenn joined on in 2009.

This past weekend, Hunter made the trip from Monroe to Baton Rouge to see No. 1 Florida take on then No. 4 LSU.

Though the outcome was a Tiger loss, the result for Hunter was a win.

“If LSU had won, it would have been much crazier, but I definitely had fun,” he said. “I was sitting in the student section, and it was crazy the entire time. People were jumping and screaming and going crazy. And that defense, it is definitely stacked. They played well; the offense just never came around.”

From the start, Hunter said, he knew that the Tigers would bottle up the Gator attack, no matter the talent that UF brought to Death Valley.

“I could just tell that the LSU defense had come to play,” he said. “When Florida stomped the eye before the game, I saw Kelvin Sheppard run over to the front of the group, and I just knew it was on.”

Hunter, a 6-foot-1, 290-pound tackle, said that he is still searching for offers, which he said usually goes through the coaching staff at West Monroe.

When the word comes down to Hunter, certainly his favorites – from LSU to Miami – will be in the cards. How will things shake out?

“I don’t want to worry about any of it now, but I will say that when the LSU offer does come I will really be a lot more comfortable,” he said. “You just feel better knowing it is there for you. I want to see what some other colleges are like, but LSU would be a pretty big offer.”


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