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Mississippi State verbal Monterio Hunt shares his thoughts on his recent in person visit with the Bulldog staff.

Mississippi State coaches are on the road visiting prospects as they put the finishing touches on their 2017 signing class. While the prospects set to sign on December 14th may be a bit more emergent, Bulldog coaches are still taking the time to visit with the prospects who will make their decisions official on National Signing Day, February 1st.

Earlier this week, long time Mississippi State verbal Monterio Hunt had the chance to sit down and talk some football with his Bulldog area recruiting coach, Scott Sallach. 

"Coach Sal came by the school and we got the chance to talk," Hunt said. "We talked a lot about the Egg Bowl and how good they played. He told me about the game about how they are waiting to hear about their bowl game. We talked about me getting up there and getting to work. I can't wait."

Hunt reports that he was over joyed about how the Battle for the Golden Egg ended with the Magnolia State's most beloved trophy heading back to Starkville, Mississippi. The talented wideout reports that he saved his comments about the annual grudge match until after the game was final.

"My coach is a big Ole Miss fan, so I didn't have too much to say until after I got back to school on Monday," Hunt said with a laugh. "My girlfriend's family are all Ole Miss fans too, so I had been hearing it all week. I just sort of kept my mouth shut, but after we blew them out I had plenty to say."

The Bulldogs are out spending time with their priority targets and setting up official visit dates for those prospects to visit prior to signing day. It appears that Hunt will take his all paid trip to Stark Vegas the weekend of January 13th.

"We talked about my visit and everything, but there are a couple of things I have to do with the clearinghouse before I take my visit," Hunt said. "Me and my coach are going to get that straight in the next few days. I am excited about getting up there and taking my visit."

Hunt considers his commitment to Mississippi State as "solid" and has no other visits planned at this time. The Bulldog legacy is eager to strap his high school helmet on one more time before he hangs up the Walnut uniform once and for all.

"I got picked to play in the Benard Blackwell All-Star game," Hunt shared. "It's a real honor and a blessing to get picked to play in a game like that. Not everybody get the chance to play in a game like that, so I am very excited about it. It is a big deal for me, my family and my school. I am real excited about getting this chance."

Walnut recorded a 9-4 mark on the season advancing to the second round of the state playoffs. On the season, Hunt did his best to assist the team as a running back, receiver, wildcat quarterback safety and kick returner. At present, Hunt is being recruited as an athlete, but projected to play wide receiver. 


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