December 13, 2011
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After months of listening to Michigan's best pitch, Canton (Ohio) GlenOak running back Bri'onte Dunn has decided to end his recruiting process and re-affirm his commitment to Ohio State. According to multiple sources, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect will not make any further recruiting visits and will sign with the Buckeyes in February.
This breaking news marks the second consecutive evening that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has used an in-home visit to secure a prospect from the Canton area. Last night, Meyer and assistant coach Luke Fickell secured a commitment from McKinley defensive end Se'von Pittman and on Tuesday night it was Meyer and running backs coach Stan Drayton that sealed the deal.
Though not a new commitment, as of two and a half weeks ago, many close to Dunn felt he was all but headed to Michigan. Dunn had cited the instability of the coaching situation at Ohio State as well as the uncertainty regarding the offensive system that would be installed as the main reasons for keeping his options open.
Meyer made it clear from the first day he was hired that keeping Dunn in the class would be a priority as Dunn was the first prospect that he called on upon taking the job.
Dunn is one of Ohio High School's all-time leading rushers and despite missing some time this season with a fractured pelvis, racked up 1,749 yards and 20 touchdowns in his senior season.
Dunn is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com as well as the No. 136 player in the nation.
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