Gunter Nets Bulldog Offer

Madison Central (MS) tight end Grayson Gunter grew up cheering for the Ole Miss Rebels. The son of a former Ole Miss player, Gunter understands the importance of the Golden Egg and what it means to the people who hold the Mississippi State and Ole Miss rivalry dear. On Monday, the Bulldogs beat the Rebels by getting their offer to the talented senior tight end first.

"I have offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, South Alabama, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Miss, Tulane, Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis and Mississippi State offered today," Gunter said. "The Mississippi State offer is definitely a big deal.

"You dream of playing in the SEC whenever you're younger. Growing up in Mississippi and watching Mississippi State play and knowing about that rivalry with Ole Miss, it means something. Seeing them go to #1 last year was a big deal too."

Gunter's parents are both graduates of Ole Miss, so the topic of potentially playing for Mississippi State has come up more than a few times.

"Both of my parents went to Ole Miss and my dad actually played there in the late '80s," explained Gunter. "Some people have asked me if I am biased towards Ole Miss and no, not really. I am just going to the school that fits me the best."

The Bulldogs have extended an offer. While the Rebels have discussed following suit, the Ole Miss coaching staff has not pulled the trigger on a scholarship just yet.

"They told me that they have some issues to clean up with their tight ends," Gunter said of the Rebels. "They have talked about offering me, so I think they're getting close."

Both Mississippi State and Ole Miss enjoy running a spread offense. Gunter believes that those offensive schemes would help him make plays no matter which sideline he lined up on.

"I feel like my strong suit is definitely in the passing game," Gunter said. "I feel like catching passes is what I do best."

Gunter was considering closing out his recruitment early in his senior season, but now that the Bulldogs have come calling that time frame may be changing.

"I was thinking about making a decision in August of September, but now that I have an SEC offer that might change things a lot."

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