LSU Impressed with Hunter

West Monroe saw one of their top talents land an LSU scholarship when Paul Turner turned out a big performance at the LSU Elite Camp on Tuesday. While an offer didn't come to Chuck Hunter, the standout defensive tackle feels that he's inching closer to getting his chance with the Tigers.

Chuck Hunter isn’t short on interest from college coaches. Baylor and TCU have pressed from the Lone Star State. Ole Miss and Mississippi State have offered from the SEC. Head coach Larry Porter and Memphis are trying to make waves, while Louisiana Tech is trying to fend off all the out-of-state competition.

“I’ve been feeling good about how much I have worked on my game and where that has taken me,” said Hunter after he returned home from a one-day stay at the LSU Elite Camp this week. “Every coach that I go and work out for has been impressed.”

While in Baton Rouge Hunter worked alongside defensive line coach Brick Haley for most of the afternoon, a session that saw the 6-foot-1, 290-pounder go through everything from footwork to hand placement.

“It was a really great workout for me because I fine-tuned some of my stuff,” Hunter said. “Coach Haley was kind of blown away. He said I looked nothing like I did at this time last summer, and that has them wanting to recruit me even more. I think things with LSU could start heating up.”

Hunter said that for most of the summer TCU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Louisiana Tech have recruited him the hardest. With the reviews he received after camp in Baton Rouge this week, the nation’s No. 39 ranked defensive tackle expects LSU to join the fray.

“I’m still not sure if an offer will turn up, but I know that after this week I’m in a better spot with the LSU coaches,” Hunter said. “LSU has always been on my mind, but the recruitment kind of cooled off. But this fall the coaches are going to come out and see a game and keep an eye on me. It seems like things will go in a new direction.”

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