Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) High wide receiver John Dunmore was one of a plethora of players who attended Syracuse football's satellite camp at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Florida on Friday. The class of 2019 prospect said the camp was a great experience for him and everyone involved.
"It was fun and competitive," Dunmore said. "(I) will be attending that camp for the next three years. I learned a lot. Just not about football life (but) about school, student-athlete (life). Also I took a few notes from the coaches and I worked out on it (the next) morning on the field."
The 6-foot-3 wideout said the main thing he took away was bursting in and out of his cuts. That is a technique he will continue to work on going forward.
After the camp, the Syracuse coaches decided he was worthy of an offer . They were impressed by his performance in the camp and the upside he brings as a wide receiver. Picking up his first college offer was an exciting moment for the Fort Lauderdale High standout.
"I basically performed really well at St. Thomas High School and noticed that the coaches were looking at me closely after I made some awesome catches," Dunmore said. "Through knowing a little history and tradition Syracuse has, I was very excited and blessed to receive an offer. Jim Brown, (Donovan) McNabb and wide receivers like Mike Williams.
"Makes me want to pad up now. Excited."
Dunmore is still very early in his recruitment, and other offers are sure to come in the future. But the first one always holds a special place for recruits.
"(Coach Monroe) had a very positive, upbeat attitude during the camp," he said. "I will never forget my very first offer. Great coaching staff."
Dunmore hopes to be able to visit Syracuse over the summer, but says that will depend on his schedule and conversations with his mom and older cousin.