Every year, we always come across a player or two that isn't getting recruited anywhere near what his talent would dictate. That is definitely the case with Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei wide out Reggie Dunn. Dunn is easily one of the top receivers in the state yet here we are in November and the athlete is still sitting on just one scholarship offer.
Dunn, 5-9, 160 pounds blew up this past summer and was one of the fastest players we saw during the NIKE Camp tour. The athlete clocked a camp best 4.35-40 at the NIKE Camp at USC but showed he was more than a speed guy by looking very strong in the position and one on one drills as well.
Dunn was hearing from several schools early in the fall and told the same thing by just about all of them, 'we want to see some senior film and if you look good, we'll have an offer for you.'
Well Dunn has scored 11 touchdowns this season while missing two games and has looked as explosive as any receiver in the state. Yet not only has no one joined Oregon in offering Dunn, but now the athlete said his phone barely even rings any more.
"I really don't get it either," Dunn said. "I still hear from Oregon and Washington just called me last night. That's been about it though. I was hearing from USC and UCLA early on but I haven't gotten a call from either school in over a month. No one else is recruiting me.
"I talked to Coach Yarber at Washington and he was real cool. He just told me that they like me a lot and want to see my senior film. I talk with Coach Pellum at Oregon a lot and he's a great guy. I'm going to work on setting an official visit out there pretty soon. I also need to talk to my head coach here, Coach Knox about getting my senior film and hopefully that will spark some interest."
Dunn said he understands that one reason schools could be slow playing him a bit is because of his current academic standing.
"That could be it, I still have some work to do to qualify but I'm getting there," Dunn said. "I'm working really hard on my academics, that's my No. 1 priority right now. I truly believe I'll be a qualifier and I get closer, hopefully things will pick up for me."