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Dunbar lines up January visits

The official visit list for one of the Southeast’s up-and-coming prospects has begun to fill up. So what teams made the cut and didn’t make the cut for four-star strongside defensive end Emmanuel Dunbar?
“Well, I did take my first visit to N.C. State last weekend,” Dunbar, who is 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, said. “I’d give the trip very high marks. It was an excellent visit. I would put them up there in my top three now with Florida State and Oklahoma.”
Dunbar, ranked as the nation’s No. 14 strongside end, said he’s now scheduled to visit Oklahoma on January 16, Virginia Tech on January 24 and then Florida State last on January 31. So with those dates stretching almost to singing day, we shouldn’t expect a decision any time soon, right?
“Yeah, it’ll be a while before I make any kind of decisions,” Dunbar said. “I’ve met with a lot of coaches in my house here this week, and I’ve enjoyed all of them. It’s going to be a tough decision for me. That’s why I’m going to take my time and look at all of the teams when I take my official visits.”
Dunbar said there are a few things that stand out about his top three.
Florida State: “It’s close to home and they’re a great program that has always won a lot of games. I know my family would be happy to have me closer to home, but it’s not that big of a deal.”
Oklahoma: “The Sooners are playing for the national championship. Coach Wilson and coach Wyatt are recruiting me hard. I talked to one of the defensive coordinators a few weeks back. He was really excited about me, and told me that all of their defensive linemen end up getting drafted into the NFL and some even leave early.”
N.C. State: “They had a great training table, and I was very impressed with that. I also know that if I went there I could contribute pretty quickly at the defensive tackle position. I’m excited about that.”
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