Going into season four-star athlete prospect Reggie Dunn (5-10, 170, 4.4) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei wanted to prove to recruiters and fans that he is one of the best players from the Golden State regardless of position.
Dunn's work ethic and camp performances have gone a long way in giving credence to his four-star rating.
"Reggie has had a great off-season and that has been spurring him on," Verbum Dei assistant coach Owen Brown said. "He wants to prove to everyone he's the best wide receiver in the state.
"Reggie is really fired up about our passing league tonight against Gardena (Calif.) Serra," Brown said. "They are a big rival."
It is picking up on the recruiting front for Dunn as he received his first offer in writing recently.
"Reggie has received some verbal offers, but Oregon has given him an offer in writing" Brown said. "Arizona, Arizona State, and Cal have given him one in writing.
"Nebraska called me and they may be offering Reggie, too. In the end of the day I think he will play in the Pac 10, but he is open to all schools. He just wants an opportunity.
Great athleticism is in Dunn's gene pool. His cousins are former Florida State star and current Atlanta Falcon standout, Warrick Dunn and LSU red shirt freshman quarterback Ryan Perrilloux are cousins.
As a junior, Dunn was a first-team all-league and all-CIF selection as he displayed a Warrick Dunn type of versatility.
Dunn had 12 receptions for 319 receiving yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 315 rushing yards and four more touchdowns. He led Verbum Dei with 963 all-purpose yards.
On defense, Dunn had 41 tackles, three picks and three fumble recoveries. He is also an outstanding return man who averaged 18.7 yards per kick return with a long of 52 yards and on punt returns he averages 16.4 yards per punt return with a long of 43 yards.