Emmanuel Dunbar Names Favorites

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Deerfield Beach (FL) defensive tackle Emmanuel Dunbar has set three official visits, and knows where his final two will likely be. The 6-4, 270 pound Dunbar has received written offers from all five of the programs he will visit.

“I’m going to visit Virginia Tech on January 23rd, Boston College on January 16th, and NC State on December 5th,” said Dunbar. “The last two will probably be to Florida State and Oklahoma. Most of the schools want me as a defensive end or a three technique at defensive tackle.”

Of the five schools mentioned above, Dunbar noted two that currently stand out above the rest. He will take all five official visits before making his final decision.

“Virginia Tech is one of my favorites, and NC State is too,” said Dunbar, who says location will not matter in his decision. “They are both programs on the rise. The coachings staffs have each program headed in the right way. I like them, but I’m going to make all five visits before I decide.”

Emmanuel says the two other major Division I-A football programs in the state, Miami and Florida, are no longer in the running.

“I want to see mostly out-of-state schools,” said Dunbar. “I’ve already seen all of the Florida schools except for one (FSU), and I know I don’t want to go to those two. Florida recruited about seven guys last year that play my position. I don’t want to go into a program that has seven or so sophomores already there. I don’t mind if I come in with a lot of freshmen at my position, I just don’t want to compete with sophomore or upperclassmen for playing time. I want a fair chance to play early.”

A very sharp observer, Dunbar follows recruiting very closely. He also reads through each schools media guide to see how he would fit in.

“I like to look at the media guides to see how many players they have at my position,” said Dunbar. “I also look at the offensive line. I don’t want to get to school and be moved to a position I don’t like for the next four years.”

Dunbar plays only defense in high school, as he helped lead Deerfield Beach to a 9-1 regular season record. He amassed 14 sacks on the year, and has averaged eight tackles per game in the face of constant double and triple teams. Deerfield’s defense on gave up an average of 12.9 points per game.

This week, Deerfield will travel to Palm Beach Gardens