Despite interest from Baylor, Houston and Oklahoma, Dunham hasn't wavered with his commitment to the Frogs. Some might even name Dunham as the player who building the bond between the current commits and leading the charge to attract others.
Dunham chose TCU because they were one of the few teams to stand by his side despite his season ending injury just two games into the 2013 season. Last Saturday, despite all the interest he's received as one of the nation's top linebacker prospects, he was reminded why he chose TCU in the first place while in town for a junior day visit.
"It was reassurance," Dunham said of the TCU visit. "When you're not on campus and schools continue to pursue you it's easy to fall off. But the environment always pulls me back."
It had been since the season when Dunham last visited TCU's campus. Since that time, the Frogs have hired two new assistant coaches on the offensive side of the ball. Dunham immediately noticed a change in attitude from the coaches down to the players.
"The new offensive changes seemed to give the defensive coaches some confidence," he said. "The goals are known and recruiting has been made to meet it. Everyone is on the same page."
Rated as the nation's No. 30 outside linebacker prospect, Dunham has big expectations to come in and compete for immediate playing time as a freshman. The coaches have told him to be ready to make an impact early on.
"Coach Cross wants his linebackers to be able to come in and contribute immediately," he said. "That's why he recruits hard working guys who are ahead."
As it stands, the Frogs already have seven commitments for their 2015 class. In addition to Dunham, Jarrison Stewart, Semaj Thomas and P.J. Mbanasor were also in attendance at the Frogs' junior day last Saturday.
Dunham said he had a chance to talk with Thomas and Mbanasor and says the defense is in good hands for years to come with those players coming to Ft. Worth.
"We did meet (Thomas), I also saw PJ briefly," Dunham said of Thomas and Mbanasor. "Both are guys that look the part."