Dunn Still Committed To OSU For Now

Jim Tressel's resignation will affect more than just the players who will be in uniform this fall at Ohio State. Find out how five-star verbal commitment Bri'onte Dunn reacted to the news and what effect it could have on his recruitment.

Five-star running back prospect Brionte Dunn remains committed to Ohio State – for now.

The Canton (Ohio) Glen Oak product said he will not change his decision until the NCAA rules on the program and levies any additional punishment despite head coach Jim Tressel's resignation this morning.

"I'm just waiting for more information," he told BSB. "I'm going to wait until August and see where they will be at as far as coaching-wise and see if they're going to miss any bowl games."

Dunn, a 6-1, 215-pound athlete, is rated the nation's No. 5 running back prospect by Scout.com. He issued a verbal commitment to the Buckeyes on Sept. 27, 2010, but has somewhat opened his recruitment in recent weeks as the program has faced NCAA sanctions.

Rising to the list of potential suitors is Michigan, which has issued Dunn a scholarship and landed an on-campus unofficial visit. The trip was part of an effort to keep his options open should the NCAA levy heavy penalties on the program.

Asked what needs to happen to keep him committed to the Buckeyes, the running back said, "(they need to get) a real good coach and no bowl games missing."

Dunn said he has never met Luke Fickell, the former linebackers coach who will replace Tressel on an interim basis this season. As for his thoughts on Tressel stepping down, Dunn said, "It's hard. I really liked him. It's hard to see him leave."

The running back said he was asleep when the news broke this morning. He was awakened by his grandmother, who told him to turn on the television.

Asked what he would do with the rest of his day, Dunn said, "Just enjoy my holiday with my family."


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