Former Pascagoula star running back Reginald Hunter has graduated from high school early and enrolled at East Mississippi Community College.
“It was my best option,” Hunter said. “I feel like I can come up here and play and get better interest from Memphis and other Div. I schools.
Hunter also held scholarship offers from Louisville, Louisiana-Lafayette, Jackson State, Nicholls State, Louisiana-Monroe and Tulane.
Hunter leaves Pascagoula as an academic qualifier, meaning he can sign with another school after one season at EMCC.
“After one season, I play to attend a D1 school,” Hunter said.
Hunter joins a team that's not your typical community college football program. EMCC is a traditional power and it is also featured in “Last Chance U,” a Netflix documentary series.
“Everyone talks about 'Last Chance U,' Hunter said. “I was a fan of it, but I didn't watch like everyone else. I came up here because it's a good team and I fit in. The head coach and the running backs coach told me to come up here and I can show my talent.”
Hunter rushed 164 times for 1,244 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior at Pascagoula.
Hunter isn't the first Coast prospect to graduate early and enroll at a community college. St. Martin receiver Kalem Reddix has enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Community College for the spring semester.