Injuries have really played a big role this season for Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei. Their top three players have all missed significant action including standout wide receiver Reggie Dunn. Dunn is healthy now and coming off a big game this past weekend.
Dunn, 5-9, 160 pounds is the fastest receiver in the state and one of the quickest we saw at any of the NIKE Camps this past spring. The athlete clocked a camp best 4.35-40 at the SoCal NIKE Camp and was dominant in the position and one on one drills as well.
The Eagles are 2-3 on the season but Dunn has only played in three of the five games thus far.
"In our second game, I dislocated my shoulder," Dunn said. "So I missed most of that game and all of the following game. I still have seven touchdowns this year and have scored at least two in every game I've played. Last week, I had four catches for 99 yards and three touchdowns. I also have a 92 yard kickoff return for a touchdown, that was back in week one and with Curtis (Wilson, starting QB) back, I think we're going to be all right for league play."
On the recruiting front, Dunn has an offer from Oregon and is hearing from a handful of other schools as well.
"The main ones that are keeping in contact with me are USC, Washington State, UCLA and Oregon," Dunn said. "USC and Washington State have told me they want to see my senior film before they offer. UCLA wants to see me improve my grades and I'm working hard on that right now.
"I also need to take the SAT and I'll be doing that in November. I can't take any visits until I take the test and once I take it, I'm going to set up a visit with Oregon for sure. UCLA said if I get my grades up and score high enough on the SAT, they're going to offer me. If not, they want me as a grey shirt but they're really just focusing on trying to get me in this year.
"Oregon and UCLA are both great schools and it would be hard to choose between them. If I had to choose between taking a grey shirt at UCLA or coming in this year at Oregon, honestly, I don't know what I would do. I like both schools a lot and I'm just going to play it out and we'll see what happens."