Oshay Dunmore does not want to commit until the middle of his senior season but it sounds like Oregon might be tough to beat for the Newport, Ore., athlete who put up huge numbers in his junior year.
The Ducks have already offered so Dunmore, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect, is strongly considering them especially since he wants to play football and run track in college. After school, he'd like to work for NIKE and so Oregon seems like the perfect fit for him.
"Oregon is obviously an awesome program, one of the top in the country for both track and football which I'm very interested in doing at the collegiate level," Dunmore said.
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"They gave me the offer and let me know I could do both. It's really cool because they have ties with NIKE and that's what I ultimately want to do is major in sports marketing and that way I can go on and work for NIKE in some area. It's all set up for a real great place for me and it's close to home. I really like the environment down there."
Oregon State has also offered and Dunmore wants to delay any decision until he figures out which other programs get involved but Oregon is definitely on top at this point.
"It is almost too good to pass up," Dunmore said. "The only thing that would maybe hold me back is I haven't been out of state.
"I've talked a lot about how I want to stay in-state, since I haven't been out of state I don't know what other environments I would like and adapt to so I definitely want to take some visits this upcoming senior year. That way I can assure myself that's where I want to be or I could find a fit somewhere else."
Don't count out the Beavers just yet, though, because Dunmore has a lot of respect for Oregon State's coaching staff and he said it could be a good option. Dunmore has talked the most with the OSU coaches as well.
"I've had a lot more contact with their program just because they're a little bit closer to my hometown," Dunmore said.
"I really like the atmosphere they provide. Their track program is really low right now but they're trying to build it up. They're definitely not out of the question and their coaching staff is very personable, really genuine people."
In his junior season, Dunmore rushed for 2,159 yards and 26 touchdowns on 247 carries. He also threw for 980 yards with seven touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Three schools he'd like to hear from moving forward are Alabama, Texas and Florida.
"I'm going to wait to commit," he said. "I'm not going to commit until a little bit later, probably around the middle of my football season."