GlenOak junior offered scholarship to OSU

Todd Porter
Updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Bri'onte Dunn's incredible start to the season is not being overlooked. REPOSITORY SCOTT HECKEL<br /><div id="dfp-300x250" style="float:right;"><script type="text/javascript">googletag.display("dfp-300x250");</script></div>
Bri'onte Dunn's incredible start to the season is not being overlooked. REPOSITORY SCOTT HECKEL

PLAIN TWP.  Rushing for more than 800 yards and 10 touchdowns in three games will turn a lot of heads. Bri’onte Dunn caught Jim Tressel’s attention with an amazing start to his junior season. So much so that Tressel offered Dunn a football scholarship.
The bruising GlenOak running back, The Repository Player of the Week this week, has 839 yards rushing. He lit up Massillon and Green for 300 yards each of the last two weeks.
“He was really excited when I called and told him (Wednesday night),” GlenOak head coach Scott Garcia said. “I'm excited for him and his family.”
Dunn cannot officially accept the offer until February 2012, which will be his senior year at GlenOak. So far, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati have offered Dunn. Alabama, the No. 1 team in the country in front of No. 2 OSU, is interested as well. Dunn is 6-foot-1, 210 pounds with 4.5 40-yard speed. He was tested as one of the best running backs in the country at the Nike Combine in Massillon last spring.
“We knew he was going to be getting a lot of attention,” Garcia said. “This is special for anybody coming from our area. He will take his time and talk to his support system and his parents and we’ll all sit down and talk about it, but it’s going to be his decision.
“I would imagine there will be a lot of schools offering him now. Anybody who runs the football and wants a big durable back would be crazy not to offer him.”
The offer from Ohio State for 2012 is impressive given that Ohio State will have a limited number of scholarships available, probably about 15.