BREAKING: JC Speed Merchant Is All Dunn

COMPTON COLLEGE SPEEDSTER Reggie Dunn, who once ran a 4.28 at a school's camp when he was coming out of high school, is headed to a familiar place, a place where he has recent history, and he made his decision this weekend...

Saying the feeling he had for Oregon State was there like it was two years ago, Compton College receiver Reggie Dunn (5-9, 160) is back on the Beaver train.

Dunn signed with Oregon State in February of 2007, but was a nonqualifier. Now, set to graduate in the spring, Dunn took an official visit to Corvallis this weekend, like he did two years ago, and let the Beaver coaching staff know the good news.

"I told them I was coming back," said Dunn. "Coach (Mike) Riley was excited and he said 'we did it again'. I like the players, but mostly, coach Riley. The coaching staff is real family oriented."

Dunn, a 4-star prospect when he was coming out of high school, also had offers from Arizona and K-State this time around. At L.A.'s Verbum Dei High, Dunn's speed had schools flocking to L.A. after he ran a 4.4 in the 40 at UCLA's camp, a 4.3 at the Scout.com Combine and finally a 4.28 at USC's camp

Dunn said he's got a good opportunity awaiting him in Corvallis.

"They're losing a big playmaker in Sammie Stroughter, so I want to come in and get to where he is," said Dunn. "I think I could return kicks and help in anyway I can."

Dunn had taken a visit to Utah previously, but said after his visit to Oregon State, he's done with his trips.

"I really liked Utah and it was close, but I had the same feeling for Oregon State again. I knew the reasons I committed there in the first place. I want to get this over with and worry about school."

Dunn, who did not play football at Compton as a freshman, caught 14 passes for 193 yards (13.8 ypc) and one touchdown in eight games while returning four kickoffs for a 21.8 average in 2008. The sophomore also participated in track and field running 100m in 10.99 seconds in the California Relays earlier this year.

He plans to graduate in the spring with his A.A. degree from Compton and then head up to Corvallis in the summer to get an early start.

He'll have 3-to-play-3 at Oregon State.

"I'll sign in February with them," said Dunn. "I love L.A., but I'm ready to get up there. I just want to play football again."

Dunn is the cousin of another so-called undersized standout who didn't do too badly at Florida State, and since, for over a decade in the NFL -- Warrick Dunn.


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