Boynton Beach (Fla.) offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker said that he could have never imagined this past week when he arrived at Boynton last May. In the past few days, the 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive tackle prospect has seen four major colleges extend scholarship offers.
"This year was my first year playing football so I was extremely surprised these schools offered so soon," Dunker said. "I didn't know I was going to have so many colleges getting in touch with me so soon."
"For right now, East Carolina, South Carolina, UCF, and just recently Florida State, they offered me today," Dunker added. "East Carolina was my first offer. That came on Thursday."
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Early on, the talented offensive lineman isn't in a rush to say that any of the offers stand out above the others.
"I am keeping my eyes open to all of them," Dunker said.
Recently, Dunker made his way to a nearby school to get on campus and get a sampling of what the college lifestyle is like as a football player.
"I took a trip to FAU two weeks ago, that was my first trip," Dunker said. "It was a great school. I wasn't expecting it to be like that. The coaches, everybody, and they seemed really interested in me. I met some of the team. It seems like a really nice school."
He will take another trip this weekend, to check out an in-state school that he admits to growing up watching a good bit.
"I am going to Florida's Junior Day," Dunker said. "I am highly excited about that. I have been liking Florida since I was younger. When I was younger, I grew up watching Florida and Georgia because I was raised in Georgia, so I was definitely excited to hear from them."
In addition to his visit to Gainesville, Dunker plans to attend the Nike Combine in Miami next weekend before making his way to the University of Miami for a Junior Day visit.
As for the Seminoles, he hopes to make his way to Tallahassee down the road after speaking with offensive coordinator James Coley on Wednesday.
"Florida State said they were really excited about me and they like my highlight tape," Dunker said. "They hope I can take a visit down there sometime soon because they would really like to meet me."
Dunker said he has no timetables set for his recruitment and plans to just take things in stride as he continues to add offers.