After yet another strong camp performance two weeks ago, a strong case can be made that Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei athlete Reggie Dunn is the state's top wide receiver prospect. Dunn is definitely the fastest and has proven time again he can do a lot more than just run fast in a straight line.
When talking about the top receivers in the state, the two names you hear the most are Markques Simas and Anthony Boyles and deservedly so. Both players are big time talents with Div I size and ability. However, no one has looked better at the various summer camps then Dunn and he should at least be mentioned in the conversation when talking about whose the top receiver in the state.
At 5-9, 160 pounds, Dunn doesn't have the size of the other two but more than makes up for it with his speed and hands. We saw Dunn three times in the spring and he was faster every time we saw him. He attended a NIKE combine in Orange County and clocked a 4.50. A week later at East L.A, he clocked a 4.44 and then had the days fastest time at the SoCal NIKE Camp with a 4.35 time.
Dunn was also very impressive catching the ball at the NIKE Camp showing great quickness in and out of his breaks. He only dropped two balls all day and none during the one on one drills. Along with Colorado WR Drew Davis, Dunn was the most impressive receiver in the camp. He then had a dominant showing at UCLA's one day camp and drew major headlines two weeks ago when he clocked a 4.28-40 at USC's camp.
"All those times were electronic too," Dunn said. "I even surprised myself at the USC camp but I had a good time and Coach Carroll and the staff showed me a lot of love after that. He wants me to come back to their two day camp next week and that's what I'm planning to do."
Dunn picked up his first scholarship offer from Arizona State two weeks ago and has a verbal offer from Washington. He still has a few academic hurdles to clear which is the only thing preventing him from having close to double digit offers right now.
"Yeah, a lot of schools said they're waiting on my transcripts before they offer," Dunn said. "I'm not ready to turn then in yet, I still have some things to work on. I'm taking some adult school classes right now and I'm working hard to get my grades up. One I have everything in order, that's when I'll go ahead and send them to the colleges.
"Right now, I'm hearing from almost all of the Pac 10 schools. Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State and Cal. I have a top three of Arizona, USC and UCLA but I'm not ready to make an early commitment anywhere. I just want to wait and see what schools show enough interest in me to offer and once I have a few more options, I'll take my trips and then make a decision sometime after the football season."
Dunn and his Verbum Dei teammates just won the prestigious 40 team L.A Watts passing tournament this past weekend.