Dunbar Says Going To TCU Is Good For Family

James Dunbar, one of TCU's three 2009 recruits to come out of Maud High School (Maud, TX), says that committing to TCU is a good decision for him on an individual level and for his family.

James Dunbar, one of TCU's three 2009 recruits to come out of Maud High School (Maud, TX), says that committing to TCU is a good decision for him on an individual level and for his family.

As a high school senior this coming season, Dunbar will be playing defense alongside his two cousins, Bryant House (DE) and Ray Burns (NG), who round out the three recruits from Maud who will put on their purple and white jerseys in the 2009-2010 season.

"We have been playing together forever, and we wanted to keep it that way." Dunbar told BigPurpleNation.com, "That's exactly why we all made our college decision together."

The three recruits, known to some as the ‘Maud Squad', had originally verbally committed to Tulsa.

"Once we really thought about it, we wanted it to be easier for our family to come see us play," Dunbar said, "TCU is a lot closer to home."

Now the only thing that is unsure about Dunbar's future as a Horned Frog is what position the 6-5, 270 pound recruit will play.

Known as a football ‘Jack of all trades', Dunbar played a lot of positions in high school.

"I played whatever position they wanted me to, but I'm pretty sure I will be a Defensive Tackle or a Defensive End at TCU," the recruit said.

With his college decision now behind him, Dunbar has been focusing on improving his quickness for, what he hopes to be, a spectacular senior season.

"We are ranked #1 this year and nothing less than the title will do after what happened last year," Dunbar said.

The Maud Cardinals were up by two touchdowns last December in the state 1A semifinal, but at the end of 60 minutes it was their opponent who advanced to the title game.

Even if things don't end up the way he hopes, Dunbar told BigPurpleNation.com that he is looking forward to playing in the All-American Bowl Game Classic on January 3rd, which his two cousins will be playing in as well.


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