GAC's Funderburg still high on Commodores

Norcross-Greater Atlanta (Ga.) Christian School dominated both lines of scrimmage Friday night and won a huge region win over Wesleyan, 34-7. Leading the charge was 6-2, 250-pound center / nose guard Will Funderburg, a lineman who names Vanderbilt at the top of his college list.

Greater Atlanta (Ga.) Christian School dominated both lines of scrimmage Friday night and won a huge region win over Wesleyan, 34-7. Leading the charge was 6-2, 250-pound center / nose guard Will Funderburg, a lineman who names Vanderbilt at the top of his college list.

Last year Wesleyan had won its first-ever win in history over GACS, but a strong performance by the Spartans' line and a 190-yard rushing performance by senior tailback Frank Domonousky helped improve the season record to 2-1. On the opening play of the second half, Domonousky went right up the middle behind Funderburg for an 80-yard score.

Funderburg, the spiritual leader for the GACS in the trenches, may be a bit undersized for Division I-A but is still drawing strong interest.

"Vanderbilt called me this week and said they were pretty interested," Funderburg said. "Columbia and Dartmouth called me this week, and Charleston Southern. Middle Tennessee called and said they're interested, and they came to my game last week. Their recruiting coach said they were really impressed.

"The coach from Vanderbilt called and said I was up toward the top of their list for offensive linemen, since they've lost a couple of centers to grades. I've been talking with Coach [Ted] Cain about it, and I really want a chance to play at Vanderbilt. That's my No. 1 choice, and it's where I really want to go right now."

Funderburg is looking for an excellent academic school to attend college.

"I either want to go there or the Ivy League," he said. "I want a good education, because I know the chances of getting to the NFL are slim. But I want to play football, because I like it so much.

"So I'm either going there or Ivy League.I like Nashville. The town's really nice, and of course the education is great."

Funderburg is still waiting for his first major offer, and says he would likely be quick to accept an offer from the Commodores if one is forthcoming. He's familiar with the campus and facilities from unofficial visits and camps.

"I do already have a spot guaranteed for me at Columbia-- not a scholarship, but a spot," Funderburg added.

In two weeks, the Spartans meet region rival Buford, which saw its 47-game winning streak come to an end Friday vs. Central Gwinnett.


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