July 23, 2011

Dunn updates his status

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Ever since Jim Tressel resigned as Ohio State head football coach, Canton GlenOak running back and verbal commit, Bri'onte Dunn, has made it clear that he is going to at least take some visits to other schools. This week, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound bruiser will make pit stops at two Big Ten powers. BuckeyeGrove.com caught up with Dunn at a 7-on-7 on Saturday afternoon to get the latest.

The most well publicized visit Dunn will be taking this week is the one up to Ann Arbor (Mich.) for the University of Michigan's BBQ.

"I'm just going up there with my family to have fun and experience what's going on up there and to eat," said Dunn with a laugh.

Dunn is also slated to visit Penn State on Wednesday. Despite the visits this week, Dunn says he is still firmly committed to Ohio State.

"I'm 100-percent committed to Ohio State," he said. "I heard some stuff about some good news with Ohio State (regarding the reports that the NCAA won't be charging them with LOIC or failure to monitor) but I haven't really gotten too much into that yet. That really helps (Ohio State's chances)."

Dunn says he does keep in touch with some of the current verbals in Ohio State's class, most recently Upper Arlington wide receiver Frank Epitropoulos.

"I talked to Frank earlier this week," Dunn said. "He sent me a link on Facebook saying that Ohio State wasn't going to get into too much trouble and just to stay with us."

Heading into his senior season, Dunn is a little over 2,100 yards away from becoming the all-time career leading rusher in the rich history of Stark County high school football. The record is something that Dunn would love to add to his long list of accolades, however he would gladly sacrifice the individual record for team success.

"My goals are just to help my team win," he said. "Hopefully at the end of the season I can have the Stark County rushing record but basically just to win."

Dunn got some good work in on Saturday at Canton McKinley High School as many of Stark County's top programs gathered for a 7-on-7 passing tournament.

"I'm just working all of my weaknesses and helping my team out," he said. "Out here it just helps me with memorizing the plays a little bit and developing chemistry with my teammates."

In addition to the two visits this week, Dunn says he is going to try and schedule an official visit to Miami (FL) at some point during the fall.


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