Last July, Dunston listed Michigan State, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia amongst his top schools. The previously mentioned schools are still in the mix, but an offer from Louisville has changed Zach's top three entirely.
Dunston called last night to report his first offer from Louisville and names them as his clear leader right now. Zach also says that from what he is hearing, Maryland and Marshall could offer any day now.
"Louisville is definitely on top for me right now," says Dunston. "I had been planning a visit anyway but now that they have offered they are on top and I will be visiting them this summer."
"I have heard nothing but positive things from Maryland, and if I had to guess I would say that they are going to offer sometime soon. I had the chance to see the Maryland campus when we went to Baltimore for the Scout.com Combine.
"The combine was on Sunday so on Saturday my coach (Shawn Wilson) took all five of us to see the campus. I really liked Maryland. The football stuff was on par with everyone else's I've seen but I liked the surrounding area of College Park. Baltimore and Washington D.C. are so close, I would love to live around there for four years or so."
Dunston is a talented athlete who seems to be improving year by year.
"My sophomore year I was starting but we had so much talent on the team that I wasn't really featured in the offense," said Dunston. "Last season (Dunston's junior year) I started off at cornerback and then when we changed defenses I moved back to safety. Things worked out pretty well for us as we went 9-1 and lost to state champion Phoebus in the playoffs.
"Tavon Gatlin accounted for so much of our offense last year that I didn't get showcased as much as I would have liked, but we were winning so I had no room to complain. This year things look like they are going to be different. I have been moving all around on offense. I have even lined up at tight end a little. This year I should see plenty of catches out wide, also we have been working a lot on bubble screens and quick hits. Dejor Simmons and I are going to be the main points of the offense.
"Dejor is going to run all over people this year, and hopefully I can open things up a little on the outside. On defense I am not sure where I am going to play yet. It is either going to be corner or safety but I will find out for sure this summer when we see which guys step up at certain positions."
Wherever Dunston plays this year should not affect much when it comes to playing in college. The kid can flat out hit and projects as a safety at the Division I level. Zach has great size (6-foot-1, 195-pounds) and finds the ball well when it's in the air.