One of the rising in-state prospects in the 2008 recruiting class, Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) wide receiver Randall Dunn had picked up official offers from Virginia, Connecticut, Northern Illinois and Ohio entering last week. Last Thursday, the 6-3, 212-pound Dunn added another major offer to the fold.
The latest program to offer is Virginia Tech, a program that Dunn grew up following. Tech appears to be tough to beat in this race, but the Dolphins senior says he will explore other options as well.
“I want to say Virginia Tech is the favorite, but I still have a lot of options I have to consider as far as my education goes. Football is really secondary,” said Dunn, who is being recruited to play wide receiver by all of the interested schools. “I want to say Virginia Tech is the favorite, but I don’t want to make it seem like I’m blown over with the offer.”
Dunn has planned an unofficial visit to Blacksburg next month to see Virginia Tech take on Florida State. He will make that trip with teammate Marcus Davis. He hopes to visit Charlottesville but no date has been set at this time.
“I’m planning on going to Virginia Tech and I’m trying to make it up to UVa,” Dunn said. “I’m trying to go to U-Conn also. Those will probably be my first three unofficial visits.”
A raw talent, the 2006 season was Dunn’s first playing high school football. He came onto the scene halfway through the season and made an immediate impact, returning a kick-off 80 yards for a touchdown on his first play of the year. An all-district performer in basketball last season, Dunn had primarily thought of himself as a basketball player before he stepped on the gridiron last fall.
“As soon as I started playing football, I started really enjoying it,” Dunn said. “I enjoyed the physical part of it and just making plays. It is no different than basketball. If you have the ball, you have to make sure you’re making plays.”
Dunn had a small amount of film from his junior season and the film intrigued some college coaches. But they wanted to see more this season and he has produced, tallying 10 touchdowns in eight games. Interest from Virginia and Virginia Tech coaches came this month and...
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