Dunkelberger Signs with Syracuse

Junior college tight end prospect signs his national letter of intent to play football at Syracuse University.

Trey Dunkelberger’s recruitment has not stopped since he committed to Syracuse just weeks ago. Well, at least from other programs’ perspective. He, on the other hand, has told other suitors thanks but no thanks. This despite receiving interest from Florida State, Texas, USC and several others.

”I knew right when I stepped on campus, met with a bunch of players and the staff, that Syracuse was my home,” Dunkelberger said. “Once these schools came around, it was just because I was getting more and more offers. The thing was, they were only interested me after the fact when they found out who was after me.

”Syracuse pretty much came after me when nobody else was around. That was a big deal for me. That had a big part to do with it. And, like I said, feeling like I was part of a family. And my family liked it as well.”

Dunkelberger signed with Syracuse on Wednesday, the national signing day for junior college players. That moment made the realization that he will be playing major college football next season even more real.

”It’s a huge blessing,” Dunkelberger said. “The letter of intent coming (and signing it) made it even more real than it even was. It just sealed up that this is actually true and all my dreams are about to come true. I just have to keep working to get to the next level and win a lot of games at Syracuse.”

Dunkelberger will arrive on the Hill on January 9th. Between now and then, it’s all about some much needed family time.

”Well, I get to spend 21 days at home,” Dunkelberger said. “That’s more than I’ve got to spend with my family in the past year. Time is going to fly for me and it’s going to be great to be with them. But I know that around week two, I’m going to want to get up to Syracuse. I’m sure time will go by real quick.”

Dunkelberger added that he expects his family to be up for the spring game and during most of, if not all, Syracuse’s home games during the 2015 season. He is the first player to sign in the Orange’s 2015 class. National signing day for high school prospects is February 4th.

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