Dunbar Updates Status

Dunbar Updates Status

Glenbard West continues it's playoff run, and one of the big players is 2013 defensive lineman Ruben Dunbar -- check out the latest in his recruitment and more inside.

2013 Glenbard West standout defensive lineman Ruben Dunbar has remained low key about recruiting since he started getting looks from schools.

Dunbar has offers from the likes of Arizona State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Purdue and others -- plus just picked up one more big offer.

"Oklahoma State recently offered me, that is pretty much it that is new with recruiting for me," Dunbar said.

Another school that has been coming after Dunbar -- is Missouri.

"I hear from Mizzou a lot, I talk to Coach Kuligowski a lot," Dunbar said. "He is the defensive lineman coach there."

He added, "I haven't taken any visits yet my senior year but I think I might be going to Mizzou pretty soon for a visit."

Although the date isn't set yet for Dunbar, he is leaving it pretty open.

"I am not sure if it will be an official or unofficial," Dunbar said. "And I am not sure where I would like to get to on visits this fall other than Mizzou."

With plenty of schools interested in Dunbar, the 6-foot-4, 235 pound prospect has yet to set a list of favorites -- and is open to learning about all the schools on his list.

"I don't really know too much about Oklahoma State and Mizzou," Dunbar said. "Visiting will help me learn more."

In the meantime, Glenbard West advances to the second round of IHSA 7A playoffs, after handily defeating Elk Grove Village 49-21.

"It feels good just to be past the first round and going on the second round," Dunbar said.

Dunbar made a noticeable difference Saturday, on both sides of the ball, he saw some time on the offensive line on third and short situations.

"I like playing offense," Dunbar said. "I played it a little sophomore year. They call the play and I am on the left side playing the tight end on that side getting ready for the play."

His senior season, Dunbar has used to improve on his game in plenty of ways.

"I think I have improved the most at just staying close to the line because that was a big problem last year," Dunbar said of his game. "And I have been getting off the ball better last year."

And his goals for the rest of the playoffs? They are pretty straightforward.

"I am just trying to get better," Dunbar said. "Get more sacks and tackles and trying to get better for my team as we continue through the playoffs."

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