New WKU offer looking to visit

Junior college prospect said Western Kentucky could be the first school he visits after his season.

State Fair CC's Kevin Punter is a fairly new name on Western Kentucky fans' radar.

But the junior college prospect's recruitment might be heating up quick.

"They offered me probably about two or three weeks ago," Punter said. "When they first started recruiting me, they put the offer on the table, Coach (Shawn) Forrest did.

"He called me today, I actually need to return his phone call but I had practice. But I've spoken with him, the head coach, and another coach.

"He (Forrest) talks about how they want me to visit, their style of play, and how they see me at Western Kentucky."

The 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard/forward is averaging 20 points per game on 58 percent shooting for State Fair, in addition to 4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

WKU, DePaul, FIU, Bradley and Missouri State are just a handful of the 10+ Division 1 offers he holds.

He doesn't have any visits scheduled yet, but after his season is over, expect a WKU trip to be a priority.

"No specific date set yet (for WKU visit,)" Punter said. "But that may be the first place I go to after the season's over, if I'm not committed somewhere yet or whatever.

"No real timeline set yet for any decision. A big factor will be somewhere I can play right away since I only have two years left, somewhere I can have an immediate impact, and somewhere we can win a conference championship."

Featuring a well-rounded skillset, the junior college prospect is aware of both his strengths and what areas he needs to improve.

"Mid-range game is probably my strength," he said. "Shooting the ball and scoring, and playing defense are probably what I'm best at.

"Ball-handling and shooting the three-point shot, that's probably what I'm working on the most."

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