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DB backs off top four

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Yesterday Daejuan Funderburk caused quite a stir on Twitter, saying that his top schools were Florida State, Tennessee, Rutgers and West Virginia and that he might commit on April 20, the day after visiting Tennessee. He has backed off those statements now because he needs to see more schools before narrowing his list down.
"I was in a good mood this morning and just thinking about maybe committing so I put it on Twitter," the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Funderburk said yesterday. "I want to take a few more visits before I announce some top schools."
"I'm going to go back to West Virginia," he said. "I'm going to Rutgers with my coach at some point and I want to go to Florida State over the summer. I'm going to Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan on April 22-26.
"Penn State's defensive coordinator has come through the school but I didn't get an offer," Funderburk said. "I talk to the defensive coordinator at Michigan and Ohio State but didn't get an offer from them either.
Funderburk, a safety from Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate Academy, will have some company on his trip to Knoxville.
"I'm going to Tennessee on April 19 with (teammate and recent Tennessee commit) D'Andre Payne," he said. "I want to see the facilities, how their defense is playing, if I would be able to fit in the scheme, what the defensive coordinator does with the defensive backs, meet the coaches and check out the surrounding area. Where ever I go I want to be comfortable."
Even if Florida State, West Virginia, Tennessee and Rutgers are not Funderburk's official top four, they clearly stand out among his other offers.
"I would have to throw Wisconsin in there too," said Funderburk. "They're just elite teams. Their programs, throughout the years, have been amazing. Who wouldn't want to play for those schools? Everybody would want to play for Florida State. That's where Deion Sanders played. Any top BCS school plays on TV and I've wanted to do that since I was a little kid."
Funderburk will be competing in the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour in Richmond on April 13.
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