Gators pick up commitment from 2012 OL Dunker

By Adam Silverstein
March 21, 2011

Though he allowed the recruiting process to play out by taking visits to a handful of Southeastern Conference schools, it always seemed like four-star offensive tackle Jessamen Dunker (Boynton Beach, FL) would end up with the Florida Gators. The 6’6”, 315 lbs. recruit made it a reality on Monday when he officially announced his intent to attend the University of Florida in 2012.

“It wasn’t hard of a choice after I really thought about it,” Dunker told the Palm Beach Post. “It’s a comfort level with the coaches, the atmosphere there and the support the sports teams get, the experience the coaching staff has.”

In addition to visiting Florida, Dunker had taken trips to Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and LSU. He was originally planning to make his decision next January but decided to get it out of the way to focus on school.

“I talked to Coach [Aubrey] Hill first and as soon as I told him he started jumping up and down,” Dunker told Rivals. “I guess all of the coaching staff was there together, so they heard that I committed and they just started yelling and stuff. Coach [Will] Muschamp told me I made his year. He was really excited about it.”

Not only does Dunker have an outstanding opportunity at early playing time due to the Gators lacking offensive line depth, his big stature and frame provide him with plenty of size and strength right out of the gate.

6 Comments

  1. Tractorr says:

    Excellent, the OL is looking a bit thin.

  2. Zooker says:

    What’s MusChamp selling because they are buying, early and often

  3. GatorCooken says:

    Love the size. Can’t wait to get him on campus and in our weight program. Welcome to the Gator Nation Jessamen!

  4. John S. says:

    Welcome Jessaman, great job staff.

  5. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Man this kid is a HOSS!
    Welcome aboard Jessamen!

  6. Mr2Bits says:

    Huge pickup and I reiterate HUGE

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