December 5, 2011
Dunn seeking best fit
Fans of Michigan and Ohio State are waiting with bated breath to see which school Canton (Ohio) GlenOak running back Bri'onte Dunn will choose. The four-star is the No. 10 running back and No. 136 overall player in the country, according to Rivals.com. Both the Wolverines and Buckeyes are still alive for the No. 8 player in the state of Ohio, and he plans to choose between the two in time to enroll in January.
Dunn committed to the Buckeyes early in his junior year of high school, but the dismissal of coach Jim Tressel and the threat of NCAA sanctions have caused him to take a step back and further evaluate his options. The arrival of a new coaching staff in Columbus means that he hasn't had much time to get acquainted with the men in charge of the Ohio State football program.
The most important newcomer is head coach Urban Meyer. Meyer has had successful runs at Bowling Green (17-6 in two year), Utah (22-2 in two years), and Florida (65-15 in six years). He is best known as a spread offense guru, which may not be a great fit for Dunn. The 6-2, 220-pound power runner is best-suited for running downhill, and Meyer's shotgun scheme has emphasized quarterback runs in the past, rather than a bruiser at tailback.
Coaches from Michigan and Ohio State still have time to sway Dunn's opinion. According to Garcia, both schools are expected to visit in the next couple weeks.
If Brady Hoke can work his magic with Dunn, the Wolverines may have their running back of the future.
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