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Walnut wideout puts opponents on notice, that he is healthy once again

Walnut wide receiver Monterio Hunt suffered a broken leg as a junior. As a result, the three star standout had to work his way back into football form. With his senior season mere weeks away, Hunt put on a show at Mississippi State's Big Dawg camp on Friday Night.

"It was great," Monterio Hunt said with a smile. "There were a lot of great players out here and a lot of great competition. I had fun. It felt good to get out here and compete."

Hunt reports that he saw a wide assortment of prospects looking to win reps and catch the eye of the Mississippi State coaches. With such a variety of prospects that ranged from high school underclassmen to junior college stars, Hunt took every rep as a personal challenge.

"We saw JuCo corners and five star DBs out here," Hunt said "I just did my best to get out here and get after it no matter who lined up across from me. I was just ready to compete."

From time to time, Hunt was able to get some fine tuning from future position coach Billy Gonzales. The Mississippi State receivers coach has clearly made a strong impression on the talented Hunt.

"It was great working with Coach Gonzales again. It always is," Hunt shared. "I feel like he worked me harder than anybody else out here and that's what I wanted. He's a great coach and I am excited about playing for him."

With his college destination set for Starkville, Hunt will now focus his energies on his senior season at Walnut High.

"Everybody wants a championship," Hunt said. "I am ready to make my return and make a statement. It's been too long and I want to do something to help the team compete for a championship. I feel like we can do it."

Once signing day ink hits national letter of intent paper in February, Hunt will become a third generation Bulldog. The talented wide out is the nephew of former Mississippi State running back Michael Haddix and the grandson of former Bulldog great Larry Gillard.

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