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