Dunn Needs to Get it Done

The 5-10 speedster from Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei, Reggie Dunn, did what he needed to do this spring and summer to get noticed, but he only has one scholarship offer in August, due mainly to academic uncertainty. Dunn talked about his plans to get more scholarship offers and which schools top his list...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei receiver Reggie Dunn (5-10, 175) has done all that he has needed to do on the field over the course of the spring and summer.

Dunn usually, first, got noticed because of his speed, running a 4.4 at UCLA's camp, a 4.3 at the Scout.com Combine and then a 4.28 at USC's camp. Then, in the drills, Dunn showed he was more than just speed, running crisp routes and showing good hands. He was named the Offensive MVP of the B2G Elite Football Program, ahead of a star-studded field. Some have described him as a faster Terrence Austin, the incoming UCLA freshman.

So, now that he's shown what he can do on the field, Dunn realizes it's time to get done what he needs to do off of it. Many schools haven't offered Dunn a scholarship because they are wary of his academics, but the speedster is trying to remedy that.

"I'm in summer school right now and I'm working with my tutors to get my grades up and to work on my SAT," said Dunn. "I'm taking the SAT again in October. I should be getting my grades and scores up."

So far, Dunn has one scholarship offer. "Oregon offered me," said Dunn. "I called the coaches and they told me they were officially offering me."

Dunn said that Arizona State had indicated that an offer was coming but he's not heard anything else from their staff to indicate that the official offer would be on its way. "I need to call them and find out for sure," said Dunn.

In the meantime, the same top three schools are standing out for Dunn and he said that, despite some earlier reports, no school leads for him. "It's the same top three, UCLA, Arizona and USC. They're all even," said Dunn. "I don't have a leader right now."

Dunn said that a decision wasn't imminent, especially with his academic situation and lack of scholarship offers, but that he has an idea of a timetable. "I want to see what my offers are after the season and then take some trips. I'm waiting on my decision," said Dunn.

During his junior season, Dunn had 13 catches for 330 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 324 yards and 4 touchdowns and, on defense, had 47 tackles and three interceptions.

Editor's Note: Sources have told us that UCLA is Dunn's long-time favorite and if Dunn's academics were in order, UCLA would be the clear leader. It's somewhat of a longshot, however, that Dunn would be able to improve his academic status enough for UCLA to admit him, but there is a chance. Remember, his teammate, defensive end/linebacker Akeem Ayers, is a strong lean to UCLA and, from what we hear, the two would like to go to UCLA together.

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