January 20, 2010

Nunley headed to the MAC

Though it went unnoticed by almost everyone, talented Pennsylvania athlete Dayonne Nunley quietly committed to spend his college years playing football and attending school at Miami-Ohio.

Nunley may be undersized at 5-foot-7 and 168-pounds, but he's the type of young man that plays much bigger than he is on the field.

This past fall he helped Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway to a 12-1 record before they lost in the state championship. Nunley recorded 78 tackles and four interceptions on defense, while scoring 12 total touchdowns on offense (7 receiving, 5 rushing). He also returned both a punt and a kickoff for scores, demonstrating that he could be a special teams contributor in the college ranks

Miami-Ohio recruited Nunley to play in the defensive backfield, and he's excited about his future at the MAC school.

"I want to say I committed to Miami of Ohio back in October," Nunley told Rivals.com. "It was after an official visit. I just felt comfortable with the coaches. It felt like I was staying where I am."

Nunley said he told other schools he would not be considering their offers, so they all backed off for the most part upon hearing of his commitment.

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