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Purvis High School star holds the home state Bulldogs of Mississippi State in high regard.

Mississippi State continues to make their home state prospects a priority. Coach Dan Mullen and his staff recently extended an offer to one of the Magnolia State's top wide receiver prospects for the 2018 signing class, Purvis High School star C.J. Bolar.

"My offer from Mississippi State is my 11th offer so far," C.J. Bolar said. "I got a message from Coach (D.J.) Looney and he wanted me to hit him up. I talked with him and he told me that they were ready to offer me a scholarship."

Bolar, a recent Mississippi State junior day visitor, reports that he holds the Bulldogs as well as his area recruiting coach in high regard.

"I love the Bulldogs," Bolar said. "It's a great school and they have a great program. I enjoyed my visit up there and I am planning on getting back up there some time soon. I really like Coach Looney. He is really funny and I feel like we have a great relationship already. He told me that he really wants me to be a Bulldog and that they think I could make some plays for them."

Bolar currently holds offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Texas- San Antonio and Tulane.

While Bolar is elated to now hold an option from an SEC program, the talented pass catcher is in no hurry to make a decision or name a leader. At this time, the south Mississippi multi-sport standout plans to make a post season decision, but that time frame could change.

"It's exciting right now," Bolar said. "I am just enjoying the process. I really liked it up there at Mississippi State, but I am keeping everybody even right now. I want to take my time with everything and go see some of the schools and go to some camps."

Ole Miss, the lone in state FBS program not to offer, has shown very little in the way of recruiting interest. Despite the Rebels reluctance, Bolar is still getting some calls and texts from Oxford, Mississippi. Former teammate, Markell Pack, is currently on the roster at Ole Miss. 

"He has been in touch with me and congratulating me about everything," Bolar said of Pack. "He is telling me not to get the big head and just stay humble. He said that it's best to take your time and just see how things go."

As a junior, Bolar caught 40 passes for 732 yards and 12 touchdowns.The 6-3, 180 pound receiver was also a valuable contributor as a return man and even hauled in six interceptions as a defensive back during the Tornadoes 9-4 season.

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