Dunn Waits On a Few More

Davon Dunn, the 6-0, 180-pound defensive back/receiver prospect from San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln, has about a dozen scholarship offers, but he's waiting on a few more before he starts narrowing down his list...


Davon Dunn, the 6-foot, 185-pound, three-star wide receiver/defensive back from Lincoln Senior High School in San Diego, Calif., has about a dozen scholarship offers but says he's waiting on a few more before he narrows down his favorites.

"I'd like to take all five of my official visits," Dunn said. "Right now I'm still very open because there are a few schools that I'm still waiting to see what they do."

Dunn, Scout.com's No. 121 wide receiver, says he has scholarship offers from California, Fresno State, Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Nevada.

Two schools that he feels are close to offering are UCLA and Oregon.

"My mom really likes UCLA," he said. "She's big on academics and that's pretty much what they are known for. Plus, they are pretty close too."

The Bruins are recruiting Dunn as a defensive back. "They've been recruiting me like everyone else but they haven't offered yet," he said.

The proximity to UCLA is definitely a plus for Dunn. "I'm not big on going too far away," he admitted. "I'd like to be near my family and the location will be a factor."

Of course, he says that it won't be a deciding factor. "Oregon isn't close but I'd still consider them," he said. "I've always liked Oregon a lot and the coaches seem real cool. They've been showing me a lot more interest recently."

The Ducks are also recruiting Dunn for defense. "My wide receiver coach went there and says I should check them out," he said. "He's got a lot of good things to say about them and says the facilities are out of this world."

While Dunn says he's always liked the Ducks, his childhood favorite was Fresno State where his dad, David Dunn, was a wide receiver. "I used to go to all their games growing up," he said. "I know my dad would like me to go there, but he said he's gonna support my decision.

"I like how Fresno State isn't a huge program," he said. "Sometimes they get dogged for not being in a major conference, but they play on the big stage a lot and always put up a fight. They aren't afraid to play anyone."

The Bulldogs are recruiting Dunn as a receiver/running back. "I like playing on offense," he said. "That would be my preference. I like special teams too, but my dad says that I could be a good pro DB, so I'm open to any position."

Cal is one of the few schools that is recruiting Dunn solely as a wide receiver. "It's a real nice area," he said. "I like the surrounding a lot. It's a good environment and I'm pretty familiar with Berkeley and San Francisco because my dad use to play for Oakland (was a wide receiver for the Raiders)."

Another thing that stands out about the Bears is their head coach, Jeff Tedford. "He's real cool," he said. "I like his personality and him and my dad get along great because they're both Fresno State guys."

In fact, Jeff Tedford was the offensive coordinator at Fresno State when Dunn's dad played there.

Dunn didn't attend any camps due to hamstring injury he suffered in June. He says he fine now.

He says he'll have a top five set before the start of his senior season.

"I want a program that is well run," Dunn said. "And where the coaches and players really get along and have a good relationship. I'm not worried about wins and losses."

Says he definitely plans to visit Fresno State and Cal officially.

Dunn finished his junior season with 29 total touchdowns, including 17 rushing and eight receiving. Defensively, he had 58 tackles and three interceptions.

"I'm a playmaker," he said. "I have a great sense for the ball. I'm like a Reggie Bush-type player because I can do it all."

He says he can bench 255-pounds and has a 36-inch vertical jump.

"On defense, I want to get better at breaking on the ball," Dunn said. "And on offense I want to get up field more.

"I've been working on catching the ball a lot more this off-season," he said. "I've been working a lot on my hands."

Dunn plans on majoring in business management and reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 1380 SAT.


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