Pensacola (Fla.) Washington three-star wide receiver Dejon Funderburk visited South Alabama on Monday. That visit was enough for him to go ahead and make a commitment to the Jaguars.
"I committed today," Funderburk said.
Funderburk shared some of the reasons he opted for Joey Jones' program.
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"They made me feel good," Funderburk said. "I felt at home."
The most impressive part of South Alabama to Funderburk was the people that are on Jones' staff at the school.
"Their coaching staff," Funderburk said. "They are very good people."
The 6-foot, 175-pound wide receiver was impressed by what he heard from wide receivers coach Jerry Mack. He was able to speak with the new South Alabama assistant about how he will be used in their wide-open offense.
"He said they will be creative with me," Funderburk said.
Prior to his commitment, Funderburk claimed offers from Alabama, Alcorn State, Clemson, Kentucky, South Carolina, South Florida and Troy. He had recently named a top three of Auburn, Clemson, and Florida State. Despite BCS-level interest in his services, he intends to stick with his early commitment.
"Probably not," Funderburk said when asked if he would look around. "I really like that school."
As a junior, Funderburk had over 2,700 all-purpose yards and 23 total touchdowns, including four on special teams. He also registered over 40 tackles and two interceptions on defense.