Florida Athlete Picks Vanderbilt

"That's no misprint," said Akeem Dunham when asked if a report by an Orlando, Florida paper that he had 12 interceptions as a senior was accurate. Dunham, by the way, is headed north to Nashville to play for Vanderbilt. Look inside to find out more about this fine player.

Akeem Dunham Profile

After visiting Vanderbilt over the weekend Dunham made his decision, "I committed on Sunday night. I got back on Sunday night and I called coach Kiser and made my verbal commitment."

Like many other VU commits, Dunham liked the quality of a Vanderbilt education and the coaches and players, "Just the quality of education there and the comradeship and players is one of a kind."

Akeem is a talented athlete who attributes his solid play on the field to his speed and football I.Q. Dunham played varsity basketball since the ninth grade and has averaged 15 points and 7 rebounds so far this season. He also won the district track championship in the high jump and finished second in the region.

Dunham, who has a 25-inch vertical jump, will play as either a slot or wide-out receiver for Vandy. He had 32 catches during his senior season.

After focusing on basketball his first two years of high school, Dunham decided to give football a try his junior year. Things started to come together for Dunham during his senior football season. Dunham feels he has the best chance to play professionally as a football player, "I just went out my junior year and played [football]. I'm an athlete, I competed in track also in the high-jump....I just think I can be a better football player. I have a better chance of playing in the NFL than the NBA."

Commits are non-binding. National Signing Day is on February 6th. For a complete list of Vanderbilt commits click HERE

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