Sunday, July 14, 2013
2015 Dunning eyes Bama camp success
By Damon Sayles
LEANDER, Texas -- Class of 2015 safety Justin Dunning (Whitehouse, Texas/Whitehouse) did exactly what he was expected to do at the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament. He impressed the masses.
For the next three days, Dunning is hoping to impress the Alabama coaching staff. Dunning arrived in Alabama early Sunday evening for the Crimson Tide camp, and he’s looking to leave Tuscaloosa, Ala., with his sixth BCS offer.
Dunning will be one of several athletes at the camp, scheduled to run through Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound defensive back is coming off a sophomore season in which he racked up 61 tackles, five interceptions, five pass breakups and three fumble recoveries. Dunning has offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Baylor, but an Alabama offer would be most welcomed.
“Hopefully, I can go up there and perform well,” Dunning said, “and hopefully I can come home with an offer.”
Whether or not Dunning gets an Alabama offer, don’t expect him to make any sudden decisions.
“Me and my family have been taking it all in, and we feel I should just take recruiting as it goes,” Dunning said. “I’m open to anybody right now.”
Dunning showcased his athleticism at the 7-on-7 tournament, playing both sides of the ball. At the East Texas Sports Network Combine in June, he won defensive back MVP honors after running the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds, vertical jumping 40.4 inches and broad jumping 124 inches.