Coming out of nearby Tulare High School, Edward Dillihunt committed to Fresno State in the fall of 2009 primarily because of his close relationship with Bulldog head coach Pat Hill - FSU was the only school he visited while holding offers from Arizona State, Nevada, San Diego State, UNLV, and Washington State.
"Since I was little, Fresno's been my school," Dillihunt said after committing to the Bulldogs. "My eighth grade year heading to my freshman year, I went to his camp and I liked him. I've always liked him as a coach."
Recruited as an athlete, he ended up on the defensive side of the ball. However, after spending his redshirt year as a safety, the three-star talent asked to be moved to the offensive side of the ball.
"I'm more elusive, more effective and comfortable when I have the ball in my hands," Dillihunt said. "I tried to talk to the coaches (about moving to offense) but it just didn't work out."
As such, Dillihunt made the decision in mid-season to leave Fresno State. About a week after his departure, he said, San Jose State came into the picture. The Spartans didn't have him as a target when he was in high school, and has changed regimes since. This weekend Dillihunt will be making his first visit to the SJSU campus.
"They want me to come up so they can get to know me better," he said. "I don't have an offer yet, but I've been talking to Coach MacIntyre, and he's supposed to call me (today). Right now they're the only school I'm interested in."
Dilluhunt added he could play wide receiver or running back for the Spartans.
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