Linebacker could choose soon

Arizona offered linebacker Ryan Dunn months ago. Read on to see where the Wildcats stand, when he will decide, and more.

San Ramon Valley (Calif.) linebacker Ryan Dunn is one of the more under-recruited players on the west coast, but he has been on the UA coaching staff's radar for quite some time.

"Arizona has been recruiting me from the beginning," Dunn said. "I really like Arizona a lot. I was down there for spring break and had an absolute blast.

"Everything was just fun. I got to check everything out and the coaches were great."

Currently, Dunn is recovering from a slight knee injury.

"I just had a minor meniscus operation," Dunn said. "It wasn't a big deal. I went up for a slam dunk and came down and my knee just stiffened up.

"I'm rehabbing and everything's going great. I'll be 100 percent in no time. Team training starts here really soon and I'll be ready to go."

Arizona isn't the only west coast school recruiting Dunn.

"I haven't gotten all the offers, but I like pretty much the entire Pac-12," Dunn said. "Besides Arizona, I like Oregon, USC and Washington. They're all big-time programs and are not that far from home."

Besides recruiting, Dunn has a couple big goals this summer.

"I just need to put on solid muscle," Dunn said. "The coaches think I could initially play on the weak side, but they believe as I get bigger I could be moved to either of the outside rush-end positions. It's just a matter of putting on the necessary weight to be able to take on bigger lineman and not lose quickness in the process.

"Besides working out hard, if possible, I'd like to decide this summer. I don't really know when I will decide, but I'm not opposed to deciding early. If I find the right school, I could commit."

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