Gene Swindoll -

West Memphis, Arkansas signal caller holds several SEC options.

Mississippi State hosted another round of Junior Day visitors this past Saturday as the Bulldogs look to get prospects talking about their program in the early stages of the 2018 recruiting cycle. One of the top priorities for Coach Dan Mullen and his staff is securing the services of a blue chip quarterback. Earle High School (AR) standout Gerry Bohanon picked up an offer from the Bulldogs over the weekend.

"This was my first time ever visiting Mississippi State," Gerry Bohanon said. "I didn't get to stay for everything, because I had to get back for a basketball game, but I liked what I saw. I got to see some of the facilities and talk with the coaches. I like the atmosphere there and just the vibe that everybody has. I could see that as a place I could go for sure."

The opportunity to become a Bulldog once his high school career is over was made official on Saturday. Bohanon and his mother had the chance to get some face time with top Dawg Dan Mullen during the course of the junior day event.

"I think we talked for about an hour," Bohanon said. "He told me what he was looking for in a quarterback and about what he expects his quarterback to be. We talked about where all he had been and about the offense. He told me the things he liked about me and that I would be a good fit for their offense.

"He let me know that I had an offer from them and that he really wanted me to give Mississippi State some serious consideration."

Mississippi State joins a growing field of options including Alabama, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Memphis and Ole Miss. While Bohanon is looking to keep his options open at this time, the 6-4, 210 pounder reports that the Bulldogs took a step forward with him on Saturday.

"I got an offer from Dan Mullen," Bohanon said. "Mississippi State is up there for sure. I like the coaching staff and the offense that they run. I could see myself playing there for sure. It's not that far from home. It's about three hours from home, but that's just down the road. It's not a bad drive at all."

While many quarterbacks elect to make their decisions during the spring or early summer, Bohanon has not set a firm deadline for a decision.

"Right now, I am thinking about waiting until after the season to make my decision," Bohanon said. "I might even wait until signing day, but if I feel like it's the right time I might commit early.  I am still thinking about all of that, but I am not sure yet. I am going to take my time with everything and visit a lot of the schools that offered me."

During his junior campaign, Bohanon accounted for 42 touchdowns. With nearly 2,800 yards passing and over a 1,000 yards rushing, the Natural State selection has become one of the more coveted 2018 quarterback prospects in the southeast.

Over the course of the next few weeks, Bohanon plans to see another pair of SEC programs before making the rounds this summer.

"I am going to Ole Miss this weekend and then I am going to LSU on March 18th," Bohanon said. "I am going to try to make it to a lot of camps this summer and just get a feel for all of the schools and all of the coaches that are recruiting me."

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