Fresno State Football Recruiting Report: 'Dogs Land Former Cal Recruit

Todd KaufmannSenior Writer IDecember 24, 2009

PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Damion Owens #4 of the Frenso State Bulldogs celebrates a defensive play against the UCLA Bruins during the game on September 27, 2008 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Fresno State Bulldogs were apparently a little too eager and decided to check under the Christmas tree a day early. What they found was an even bigger surprise than they had hoped for.

Wide receiver/defensive back Davon Dunn, son of former Fresno State standout David Dunn, backed out of his verbal commitment to Cal and has verbally committed to the Bulldogs.

The three-star standout from San Diego, Calif. had originally committed because of Cal head coach Jeff Tedford, who used to be the offensive coordinator under Jim Sweeney at Fresno State at the same time his father was a standout wide receiver.

Prior to Dunn's commitment to Cal, he admitted to that the Bulldogs have always been his favorite and not only because it was where his dad played.

“I used to go to all their games growing up," he told “I know my dad would like me to go there, but he said he’s gonna support my decision."

Dunn also said that he respects Pat Hill's "Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime" mantra that has put Fresno State on the college football map.

“I like how Fresno State isn’t a huge program. Sometimes they get dogged for not being in a major conference, but they play on the big stage a lot and always put up a fight. They aren’t afraid to play anyone.”

Though it's not an official commitment until he signs a letter of intent in February, the Bulldogs like Dunn as both a wide receiver and a running back, giving them even more depth at both positions.

  • Devon Dunn 6'0" 185 lbs (Lincoln Senior HS - San Diego, CA)
  • 40 time: 4.5 seconds
  • Postions: Wide Receiver, Defensive Back, Running Back
  • Position Rank: 66
  • "A good slot receiver, runs good routes and is tough to catch. Has nice hands and will compete for every ball. Not the biggest, but plays much tougher for his size and has good strength. Loves to compete." --