Vandy may offer VA star

Jonathan Dunn had an active summer going to six camps and preparing fir his senior season at West Springfield (Va.) High School. Although the 5-foot-9, 190-pound running back has yet to receive an offer from the Commodore staff, he impressed during the Vanderbilt camp and put himself firmly on the radar as they put the finishing touches on another stellar recruiting class.

"I enjoyed the experience in Nashville," said Jonathan Dunn. "I want to play in at a school with good surroundings, one that offers as good of an education as it does a football team, and Vanderbilt has all of those things. I'd love to get an offer. They told me my performance at the camp really increased my stock and put my a lot higher on their board. An offer could happen any time."

Dunn holds offers from Wake Forest, Fordham, Furman, Hampton, Ole Dominion, and William and Mary. He camped at West Virginia, Virginia, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, and Maryland.

"I'd have to say my three best camps were at Vanderbilt, Arkansas, and Maryland," he said. "I'm talking about how I did overall with combine, receiving, and blocking. At Maryland I ran a 4.39 (forty yard dash). Arkansas has been showing a lot of interest too, but they have a number one running back they're waiting on so I'm a little lower on their depth chart. Vanderbilt and Arkansas want me to check in with me weekly and send in film of my games."

In his junior season, Dunn ran for 1509 yards with 13 touchdowns. His team just finished their last scrimmage in preparation for their first regular season game.

"I'm still nursing a slight groin injury," said Dunn," but I had a pretty decent day. I think I've improved on my agility more than anything. I feel like I'll be able to break tackles and get out into the open field a lot more this season. I've also put together some new moves to shake off the defenders."

The West Springfield Spartans first game will be in Alexandria against Thomas Edison. Dunn hopes to have his recruiting figured out by late October so he can reveal his decision before the team's last home game.

"My plan is to announce where I'm going on senior night," Dunn stated. "I'm just going to have to see what happens and how this all goes."

This will be Dunn's third season as a starter. The Spartans are hoping to bounce back from a 4-6 season in 2011. They play in the Patriot League in Virginia's Class AAA. Dunn, who also lines up at slot receiver, wears No. 26 for the football Spartans.

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