Florida’s first Junior Day brought a ton of top talent to Gainesville.
The new staff in charge got into full courting mode as they carted around prospect after prospect.
One of the big guys (and I do mean big) who got some of that royal treatment was Boynton Beach offensive tackle Jessamen Dunker. The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder toured Florida’s campus alongside new coach Will Muschamp and wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator Aubrey Hill. Dunker said he got to learn more about Florida’s school and football history and later went to the Florida-Tennessee basketball game, where he hung out with freshman Trey Burton.
“It was great,” Dunker said of Florida’s Junior Day. “I really enjoyed myself. Excellent experience.
“They explained to me how they really need me.”
And need him they do.
Florida grabbed two offensive linemen in its 2011 recruiting class, but wanted at least one more big body on that line. Dunker could be that body in the future and he said looking at the Gators’ depth chart, it is very attractive to him.
Though Florida’s depth is a major plus for Dunker, he said it’s way too early to start talking favorites. Right now, Dunker plans to visit “a lot” of schools this spring. So many that he’s unsure of all of this travel dates. Dunker also plans to wait and weigh out all of his options during the recruiting process.
Tons of schools will be coming after him, and Dunker should have plenty of options in the coming months. For now, the Gators made a very good first impression.
“It’s just a great program,” he said. “The academics are great and the school’s football is legendary. I also love how the community supports them.”