Funderburk Plans Visit

Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) defensive back Daejuan Funderburk plans to make a trip to West Virginia this weekend, a school he's already visited on several occasions.

Daejuan Funderburk has been taking his time with the recruiting process, weighing all his options. It's come the time, however, for that to change with signing day only a couple of weeks away.

After recently naming a top three of West Virginia, Miami (FL) and Kentucky, the 6-0, 185-pound safety will visit the Mountaineers this weekend in hopes of officially deciding on a college destination. Despite visiting West Virginia on several different occasions this past season, Funderburk is hoping this trip brings final clarity.

"I'm looking to get that college life experience," Funderburk said. "I want to make it the best time possible. I want to get to know the players, and build a relationship with my potential former teammates. I also want to make sure I'm being treated fairly and throughout my 4-5 years."

Over the course of several visits to West Virginia, Funderburk has come away impressed with the atmosphere and overall program prestige.

"I think the program is historical," he said. "It's a program with high expectations. The fans are the best overall. They're real electrifying to entertain."

On the field, Funderbruk sees opportunity and familiarity. The defensive unit at West Virginia plays a system similar to Friendship Collegiate, where numerous defensive backs roam the secondary.

"I really understand their defensive scheme," Funderburk said. "I mean it's similar to Friendship, which I know. So I think it's a good fit for me. I think I can come in and make an immediate impact."

Could this weekend visit push the Mountaineers over the top and end his recruitment?

"Yes, it's a good chance I'll be done," he said.

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