Update On Reggie Dunn

Reggie Dunn

The 5-10 speedster from Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei, Reggie Dunn, has a new school join his top three and he talks about what his teammate, Akeem Ayers, commitment to UCLA means for him.

UCLA picked up a commitment from one Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei prospect earlier this week, when defensive end/linebacker Akeem Ayers gave the Bruins a verbal. He and his teammate and close friend, receiver Reggie Dunn (5-10, 175) have long talked about playing together in college. So what does Ayers' commitment mean to Dunn?

"I'm real happy for Akeem," said Dunn. "I still have to do what's best for me. But I really like UCLA."

The Bruins continue to be in the top three for Dunn along with crosstown foe USC. But a new school has emerged in his top three, replacing Arizona, who had long been on that list.

"Oregon is up there now with UCLA and USC," said Dunn. "They are the only school who has offered me so far, so I like them a lot."

Cal has also maintained a spot in his top six along with Arizona State, and Arizona is still in the mix for Dunn, but is lower than they had been.

Still, the four-star prospect knows that in order to add to his lone offer, its up to what he does in the classroom, not on the field.

"Pretty much they're saying that I need to keep bringing my grades up and then they'll offer me," said Dunn. "They know I can do it on the field, but now I need to do it in school. I keep working with my tutors to get my grades up and get ready for the tests."

Dunn visited a UCLA practice last week along with Ayers and Jonathan Calhoun and he got a chance to talk with Coach DeWayne Walker.

"Coach Walker said he wants me on defense as a cornerback, but they know I'm a receiver," said Dunn. "I started getting recruited as a corner, but after all the camps, I showed that I can play receiver and that's where I want to play.

Dunn's speed is fast becoming a popular topic after he ran a 4.4 at UCLA's camp, a 4.3 at the Scout.com Combine and then a 4.28 at USC's camp. Then, in the drills, Dunn showed he was more than just speed, running crisp routes and showing good hands. He was named the Offensive MVP of the B2G Elite Football Program, ahead of a star-studded field. Some have described him as a faster Terrence Austin, the incoming UCLA freshman.

During his junior season, Dunn had 13 catches for 330 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 324 yards and 4 touchdowns and, on defense, had 47 tackles and three interceptions.

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