Dunning Hoping To Visit TCU

Whitehouse, Texas 2015 safety Justin Dunning is already drawing heavy interest from several programs.

In this day and age of recruiting, it's never too early to get an early jump on recruiting; regardless of a prospect's classification. Just as the 2014 class is getting in full swing, players from the 2015 class are already making their names known in recruiting circles.

One such player is Whitehouse, Texas safety Justin Dunning.

At 6-foot-3, 180-pounds with 4.4 speed, Dunning is already landing on the radar of several prominent programs. He's already been invited spring games at both Texas and Texas Tech. Dunning says the Longhorns are showing the most interest.

"I've heard from Texas a lot, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Alabama a little bit and SMU," Dunning said. "Texas invited me down to the spring game and Texas Tech also invited me down to their spring game. I'm going to visit Texas on the 23rd and I'm going to Texas Tech on April 20th."

Another program Dunning is intent on hearing from is TCU. Dunning has reached out to the Frogs coaching staff and he hopes to meet with them this weekend when Whitehouse competes in a track meet on the TCU campus.

"They actually haven't been showing much interest," he said. "I'm going down there for a track meet this weekend and hopefully I'll have a chance to see the campus and meet with the coaches. I've been trying to get in touch with them and I called their office and they said they were out of the office for spring break."

Dunning has some familiarity with the Frogs; his friend Quincy Aldridge signed with TCU in 2011 and Dunning looks forward to learning more about the program.

"I've heard they're a really good school," he said. "We had a safety, Quincy Aldridge, that went there and he said it was pretty great. I just want to learn more about them."

Dunning played primarily on defense in 2012, helping Whitehouse to a 10-2 record. He registered 61 tackles, intercepted 5 passes and recovered 3 fumbles in his first year as a starter. With the loss of Dylan Cantrell, who signed with Texas Tech, Dunning plans to make plays on both sides of the ball next season.

"I think I'm going to play some receiver and safety next year," he said. "At safety, I think I can make a lot of plays. If the ball goes up, I feel like I'm going to pick it off. I think we had a school record for interceptions, I think we had 20 interceptions this year."

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