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JuCo TE Trey Dunkelberger: “Syracuse is Definitely Up There At the Top”

You’ll never guess how he started looking at SU.

Syracuse officially offered JuCo TE Trey Dunkelberger today, and the player who’s also getting love from Ohio State and Louisville is looking at SU seriously. There‚Äôs an interesting process as to how the Pierce Community College (CA) tight end first found about Syracuse. Dunkelberger told The Fizz the story:

Dunkelberger: “About two weeks ago, a player who’s transferred out of Syracuse now reached out to me about the All-American (JUCO) game.”

The Fizz: “Who was the player?”

Dunkelberger: ‚ÄúCorey Cooper.”¬†¬†

The wide-out Cooper left SU in August and was regarded as one of the best recruits in the 2013 class. Due to his interest in attending a top-tier JUCO program, Cooper hit up Dunkelberger on Twitter to discuss the All American JUCO Showcase game.

Chatter continued and two days later, thanks to Cooper’s connection with the Orange, Dunkelberger told The Fizz running backs coach Bobby Acosta contacted him.

“(Coach Acosta) said Syracuse was interested my game.”

The 6’5”, 240 lb. Dunkelberger then received the official word today from offensive coordinator Tim Lester he has a Syracuse offer on the table. Dunkelberger plans to visit the SU campus on December 5th. With incoming interest from Louisville, Purdue and Ohio State, he doesn’t plan on rushing his choice.

“Syracuse is definitely up there at the top. It’s close to home. I’m from Pennsylvania. There’s something different about them that I haven’t seen from anybody else. This is very exciting for me, but I have a lot to learn. I didn’t have this attention in high school.”

The 3-star product attends Pierce CC, which is a top of the notch program that regularly yields D1-ready players. Even though additions to the 2015 recruiting class have slowed down, SU is making a push as we approach the winter season. Skill JUCO pieces like Dunkelberger add fire to a solid class.

Posted: Brendan Glasheen

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