Update on Reggie Dunn

Reggie Dunn, the 5-10 speedster who has been Mr. Everything for Los Angeles Verbum Dei as a senior this year, updates us on his recruiting. With one Pac-10 scholarship offer, Dunn says he's putting in the work academically to garner more, and tells us who he wants them from...

One of the most productive players in Los Angeles this season has been Verbum Dei's do-everything senior Reggie Dunn (5-10, 175).

The speedy Dunn has played quarterback, running back, receiver and defensive back for the Eagles, and has scored 15 touchdowns in a myriad of ways.

With college programs, however, having some reservations about his academics, he still holds only one scholarship offer, from Oregon. "I've just been playing football," said Dunn. "Nothing new has come. It's just the Oregon offer. I'm planning on taking a trip, but I haven't planned on a date yet."

Oregon remains one of Dunn's top three schools, along with the two hometown schools, USC and UCLA. Arizona has stayed in the mix for Dunn and, recently, Nebraska and Oregon State have begun to correspond with him.

This past weekend, coaches from USC were at Verbum Dei's 37-36 loss to La Salle "I was disappointed that we lost," said Dunn. "I played bad in the first half, but came out strong in the second half. They saw me play good in the second half so I hope that it was enough for them to see."

Both of the Los Angeles schools are looking at Dunn as a receiver, while Oregon is recruiting him as an athlete.

Dunn knows that an offer from either USC or UCLA depends on academic improvement and he said he's doing the work necessary to see those offers come to fruition.

"I know that UCLA will offer me if my grades get up," said Dunn. "I want to take a visit there. I want to take all of my visits and then decide after all my trips. I'm just hoping for some more offers. But I'm enjoying it. It's been a good experience."

With teammate, defensive end/linebacker Akeem Ayers, back on the field after surgery on his finger, Dunn is hoping that it will be enough to right the ship with the remainder of league play still to go. At the same time, the UCLA-committed Ayers continues to recruit Dunn for the Bruins.

"When he first committed, he said I should come with him," said Dunn. "Now he knows it's whatever is best for me. But he still talks about UCLA."


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