Dunn Dialing It Down

One of the top tailback prospects in the country is in the final stages of his recruitment, and Canton GlenOak's Brionte Dunn has a few important dates coming up. Where do things stand right now with Dunn? Scout takes a look.

Five-star tailback Brionte Dunn is entering an important phase of his recruitment, as the Canton (OH) GlenOak star is looking forward to official visits and in-home visits from college coaches.

Dunn, 6-foot-2, 215-pounds, committed to Ohio State last fall, in the middle of a spectacular junior season where he rushed for over 2,000 yards. As a senior, he battled a hip injury, but still rushed for over 1,600 yards.

In the past few months, Dunn has re-opened his recruitment after the resignation of Jim Tressel and the Buckeye program awaiting NCAA sanctions. He has taken unofficial visits to Penn State, Michigan and Ohio State this year, with successive visits to Ann Arbor in the past month raising eyebrows. What's next for Dunn?

"This Thursday, the Michigan head coach (Brady Hoke) and runningbacks coach (Fred Jackson) will be coming to my house," Dunn said. "This coming weekend I will probably be taking an official visit to either Michigan or Ohio State, but that's not set yet."

"I will get that set up either today or tomorrow I would guess," he added. "I'm also still planning on graduating early and enrolling early, but I need to check into that further."

Following successive unofficial visits to Michigan, Dunn appeared to be leaning toward the Wolverines. Will Ohio State hiring Urban Meyer be a big factor in his choice? Dunn spoke to Meyer immediately following the press conference to announce his hiring, and said this of the conversation.

"Coach (Urban) Meyer called me tonight, and it was great speaking with him," Dunn stated. "I was told he was going to call me tonight, but it was still pretty awesome hearing him call. We talked for a while, and he also talked to my dad, and it went great."

"Coach Meyer said he's going to stop by my school and see me soon," he added. "I had a few questions I wanted to ask him, but I got kind of nervous and I never asked them. I will definitely look forward to talking to him face to face."

"We did talk about the offense he wants to run at Ohio State," he continued. "He said he's never had the bigger backs like he has at Ohio State, but he's always wanted these types of backs. At Florida he had the little speed backs, but he wants both. He said he's going to be hiring an offensive coordinator real soon, and when he does he's going to call me and let me know. It was a great conversation, and I feel good about things."

Scout.com will continue to follow Dunn's recruitment, and will update his situation accordingly.

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