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Walnut star wide receiver Monterio Hunt talks about his Bulldog roots

2017 wide receiver prospect Monterio Hunt of Walnut, Mississippi knows the history and tradition of Mississippi State as well as just about anyone. A talented football prospect with Maroon and White roots, Hunt has already collected an offer from the home state Bulldogs. With his college decision still to come, Hunt plans to give a lot of consideration to a potential college football future in Starkville.

"My uncle, Michael Haddix, played at Mississippi State and my grandfather, Larry Gillard did too," Hunt shared. "I have grown up loving Mississippi State, but it's not just because my family went there. I feel at home every time I am down there. I love it down there."

Hunt has enjoyed several Mississippi State home games over the years even getting the chance to celebrate in the locker room with Dak Prescott after his heroic win in the 2013 Egg Bowl. This year, Hunt saw a lot of football in person, both on the college and high school level.

"I didn't get to play this year," Hunt said. "I broke my leg in the first game and that messed me up. I have had to work hard to come back from that. I am playing basketball now and just trying to get stronger again. I will be able to start working out every day again really soon. I am ready to get back out there and start playing football again."

Despite losing nearly all of his junior season, Hunt had a strong prep resume. His ties to the program and his long term potential yielded an offer from Mississippi State.

"I was happy about getting that offer," Hunt said. "It was sort of like a dream come true. I think some other schools like Alabama might have offered me early if I was able to play this year, but I will just see what happens after this year. I was really excited about the offer from Mississippi State though. That meant a lot to me."

Mississippi State has some strong connections with several of the Magnolia State's top prospects for the 2017 signing class. Hunt may end up in the Bulldogs' boat when it is all said and done, but he is in no hurry to make any decisions.

"I really want to see what happens after my senior season," Hunt explained. "I am probably going to wait until sometime around signing day 2017. I am not in any hurry and I want to see who all offers me before I make my decision.

"I only want to commit one time, so I don't want to commit to one school and then other schools end up offering me. I want to know what all offer I am going to have before I commit. Once I make my decision, I don't want to have to change my mind or anything like that."

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