Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) wide receiver recruit Randall Dunn made his first ever visit to Virginia Tech on Saturday to see the win over Miami. Following Saturday’s experience, the 6-3, 212-pound prospect was able to name a favorite in the race for his signature.
“Tech is definitely my number one, but I’m still leaving the door open if another school wants to come in,” said Dunn, who boasts official offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Connecticut and Northern Illinois. “I do really like Tech.”
Dunn, who made the trip with his cousin (Maury OL/DL Vinston Painter), greatly enjoyed two things in particular – the fans and spending time with the Virginia Tech players.
“The people there love football,” Dunn said. “Anything that has to do with Virginia Tech, they love it. I’ve never seen that many people get that loud before. It felt like a really big family. I felt like everybody knew everybody. The players are real cool. I met a couple of them. They treated me like family even though I’m not on the team.”
Dunn also took notice of Virginia Tech’s offense.
“If they throw it as many times as they did yesterday, that would be fine,” Dunn said. “I’d be just excited to have the opportunity if I was to go there. I think Branden Ore will be back next year, so I know they would give him a lot of work because most of the receivers will be freshmen.”
According to the Ocean Lakes senior, Virginia Tech’s coaches indicated that they “would like” to have a decision soon but did not put any pressure to commit soon. The next step in his decision making process is to set up official visits. He may make one more unofficial visit as well.
“I’ll probably get on my officials pretty soon,” Dunn said. “I want to go to another unofficial to UVa for when they play Virginia Tech, but I’m not sure I’ll be there because of basketball. I haven’t set any officials. I want to take them in December. I’m not even sure right now how many I’ll take. I’m supposed to be hearing back from other schools about offers, so we’ll see what happens.”
Besides the aforementioned programs, North Carolina and Penn State are also expressing heavy interest in Dunn. In what was only his second season playing high school football, Dunn enjoyed a breakout year, setting a school record for touchdown receptions in a season with 13.