Position: Weak- Side Defensive End
Ht/Wt: 6'2" / 215 lbs.
Location: Brother RIce High School – Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Michigan coaches hosted a few prospects this past weekend for the Minnesota game and one of the young men on hand was DE Jack Dunaway. Dunaway is another known name around Ann Arbor as Jack's father, Craig, played tight end for the Wolverines in the early 80's. Jack is an unranked, unoffered prospect at this time, but he is bound and determined to change that.
Coach Mattison and I have talked about whether or not I will get an offer. He has told me that the 2015 class is going to be very small, he said it's 15 right now, and they do not intend on offering anyone at my position of weak-side defensive end. Althought he said he still wants me to come to Michigan as a preferred walk-on. While I understand the situation that they are in this year, I want to change his mind and get a scholarship offer as an incoming freshman. We will see how it plays out.
Jack knows that he will have to work much harder than most to get that offer he covets, but he knows that other schools could potentially come calling. If that does happen he'll have some things to weigh out.
Michigan has always been where I want to end up but if I was offered by some other schools I would definitely consider them. In the end my decision will come down to wherever I feel the most comfortable and also on the standing of the schools academics. It will definitely be a tough decision. Time will tell.
Dunaway gets it. He's not a highly talented player, but he knows with work some offers could come. Will Michigan be one of those offers? Right now it doesn't look like it but with his dad's legacy, growing up in Michigan, and his high standards for academics, enrolling at the University of Michigan is obviously what he'd like to do.
0 - Not going to happen
1 - Doesn't look good right now, but we'll see
2 - 50/50, yes or no, wouldn't be surprised
3 - It looks like an offer could come in the future
4 - I fully expect an offer to come
5 - Guarantee this kid is offered
I wouldn't be surprised at all if Dunaway eventually becomes a Wolverine, but I'd bet it would be as a walk-on. He's quite undersized for his position and with the 2015 class being extremely small, the coaches probably won't be able to find room for him to take up a scholarship. You never know though. Sometimes these are the kinds of kids that grind harder than anyone else and carry a big chip on their shoulder, turning them into a diamond in the rough.