Four-star athlete Jantzen Dunn who’s father Mitchell played basketball with the Miami Hurricanes in the mid-1990s told Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports earlier this week Miami is in the lead to sign him with Oklahoma and Tennessee.
In an interview with Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports earlier this week, four-star athlete and Miami Hurricanes legacy Jantzen Dunn stated earlier this week he has Miami as one of his three finalists with Oklahoma and Tennessee. Dunn’s father Mitchell played basketball at Miami during the 1994-95 season.
Dunn is the 320th ranked player overall, 25th ranked athlete and second-ranked player in Kentucky out of South Warren high school in Bowling Green, the location of Western Kentucky University. Wiltfong’s colleague at 247 Sports, Andrew Ivins of Inside the U, reported that Dunn was in Coral Gables last month.
Dunn and his seven-on-seven team traveled to South Florida for a tournament. Ivins mentioned that Dunn is expected to play in the secondary. Dunn is anticipated to announce his commitment in late July. Wiltfong reported that Dunn is expected to take official visits to Oklahoma Louisville, Miami and Tennessee.
Cornerbacks coach Mike Rumph and assistant director of recruiting DeMarcus VanDyke appear to be leading the recruitment of Dunn. The only commit to Miami in the defensive backfield for 2021 is three-star cornerback Tim Burns. Dunn spoke to Wiltfong about his recruitment with Miami and the impact his father has.
“I went to see Coach (Mike) Rumph and Coach (DeMarcus) VanDyke…I talked to them and they really like me and they want me to come up again. I liked the facility and my dad went there to play basketball (Mitchell Dunn) and he’d have no problem with me going there.”
There are no crystal ball projections for Dunn by 247Sports presently. Not surprisingly, Miami, Louisville, Oklahoma and Tennessee are the schools currently listed as warm by 247. Tennessee could have the home region advantage. Bowling Green is about 200 miles from Knoxville. Dunn elaborated about the Volunteers.
The lengthy Dunn likes that Knoxville is close to home and that Tennessee is planning on playing him at cornerback, his favorite position. According to Dunn’s 247 profile, Miami Hurricanes defensive coordinator Blake Baker is also working on the recruitment. Miami has no seniors on the roster at CB for 2021.
Al Blades Jr. and D.J. Ivey are entering their junior seasons this fall and Gilbert Frierson (striker) will be a redshirt sophomore. All three are eligible to enter the 2021 NFL Draft. Isaiah Dunson and Marcus Clarke were the only CBs Miami signed in 2020. Rising sophomores Te’Cory Couch and Christian Williams also return in 2021.