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Arizona deep snapper Adam Bay has a pair of offers with designs on many more

Mesa, Arizona deep snapper Adam Bay spent the weekend in SEC country looking to add more college football opportunities. With a pair of offers already in hand, Bay knows his name will appear on a college football roster once his senior season at Desert Ridge High School is done. Earlier today, Bay and his mother had the chance to spend some time on the Mississippi State campus.

"I have a lot of schools that are interested in me right now," Adam Bay said. "I have offers from Memphis and New Mexico State. (Mississippi State coach) Chris Boniol knows my coach and they had talked about me coming out to their specialists camp, but I couldn't make it.

"I went to Alabama's camp yesterday and since this was so close to Tuscaloosa, we were able to come over here for a visit. I am excited to be here."

Bay has found a lot of things to like about the Mississippi State program on and off of the field. 

"The academics here are amazing," Bay said. "The football is amazing and there is a lot to like about the SEC. I have only been at Mississippi State for a few hours, but I can tell already that I love it here. The coaches are amazing, the facilities are top notch and the facilities are amazing. There is nothing, but good things here, great people and great weather."

As we fans of college football know, you have to be sound in the kicking game. Special teams often determine the outcomes of closely contested games. While Bay has always loved the game of football, he found a specialist niche pretty early on. Heading in this senior season on the high school level, the 6-1, 210 pounder is ready to snap his way into a Power 5 opportunity.

"I started snapping when I was like in the 8th grade," Bay said. "I had done it some on my youth team and I picked up an interest since nobody else really wanted do it. It just started working out for me. I do short snaps for PATs and field goals and do all of the long snaps for punts now. 

"My coach is really good. He has put a lot of people into the NFL and a few kids in college. Getting to college was kind of  goal to snapping. Now that it's here in crunch time and I have two offers, it is an amazing feeling."

While the Bulldogs have not extended an offer just yet, Bay is hopeful that an opportunity arrives as Coach Dan Mullen and his staff continue to evaluate him.

"I know that they are looking for a snapper this year," Bay said. "They haven't said anything about an offer yet, but they are a school I would be very interested in. 

"I am really looking for a family type atmosphere and a pace that really values special teams. Location is something I am looking at too, so my parents can come and see me play."


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