The Michigan Wolverines are hoping to land the services of 4-star RB Bri’onte Dunn. The 6-foot-2, 220 pound Dunn is the type of power running back that Brady Hoke covets for his offense. Dunn plans to enroll at his school of choice in January.
Newly minted Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is trying to convince Dunn that he can thrive in his quarterback-run oriented offense. Meyer has never had a running back eclipse 1,000 yards rushing. In fact the best rushing season from a non-quarterback in an Urban offense was WR Percy Harvin’s 800 yard campaign in 2007.
The flipside of that coin reveals that Hoke and offensive coordinator Al Borges have had 1,000 yard backs in each of the past two seasons, Ronnie Hillman in 2010 (1,532 yards) and Fitzgerald Toussaint in 2011 (1,011 yards and counting).
Here’s an excerpt of Dunn’s scouting report on ESPNU
Dunn is a big, bruising runner with deceptive speed. A prototypical load-back at the college level with the size and power to develop into an every-down workhorse…A one-cut and get North type of runner who is not going to take a lot of unnecessary cuts. Shows good downhill quickness and burst for a bigger back but displays better than adequate vision and patience when taking the ball off-tackle and following his blocks.
Coaches from both Michigan and Ohio State will be doing in home visits with Dunn this week.
Update: Dunn will be taking an official visit to Ohio State this weekend.
Here is a look at Michigan’s current list of committed 2012 prospects
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