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Notre Dame Offers Whitehouse Junior Justin Dunning

Whitehouse’s Justin Dunning received an offer from Notre Dame early Sunday evening. (© Christopher R. Vinn/

The eighth offer arrived Sunday afternoon for Justin Dunning.

The big and athletic junior said via Twitter than Notre Dame offered him, making the Irish the second school to offer Dunning in the last three days. Florida State offered him Friday.

Dunning’s offer list is now as follows: Baylor, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.

Dunning is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in the fourth quarter of a 42-34 Sept. 5 win against Chapel Hill in Tyler.

Dunning and Troup 2015 athlete/quarterback Blake Lynch have been hot commodities on the recruiting trail in recent days. Lynch has received four offers — Clemson, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, and TCU — in barely more than a week, giving him six total. Lynch already held offers from Baylor and Mississippi State.

Dunning and Lynch are 2 of 11 East Texans in the 2015 class with at least one FBS offer. Seven of those prospects hold at least two BCS conference offers.

Mount Pleasant 2014 receiver K.D. Cannon, who is committed to Baylor, is the only other player in East Texas with a Notre Dame offer.

2015 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Kris Boyd, ATH, Gilmer, 6-0, 175 — offers from Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (4)
  • Nate Brooks, DB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 150 — offers from Louisiana Tech, North Texas (2)
  • Key’Vantanie “KeKe” Coutee, ATH, Lufkin, 5-10, 160 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Oklahoma, Texas Tech (3)
  • Justin Dunning, WR/S, Whitehouse, 6-4, 200 — offers from Baylor, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (8)
  • JaMycal Hasty, RB, Longview, 5-9, 181 — offers from Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (6)
  • Blake Lynch, QB/ATH, Troup, 6-3, 193 — offers from Clemson, Baylor, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU (6)
  • Daylon Mack, DT, Gladewater, 6-1, 311 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (14)
  • Terry Mark, WR, Lufkin, 6-1, 180 — offer from Houston (1)
  • Erik McCoy, OL, Lufkin, 6-4, 297 — offer from Houston (1)
  • Larry Pryor, S, Sulphur Springs, 6-1, 185 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, (7)
  • Matthew Weeks, OT, Tyler Lee, 6-5, 260 — offer from SMU (1)


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