NEXT LEVEL- Kentwood offensive tackle Eric Dunn signs with Louisiana Tech. Photo by Janice Jackson. Submitted by Delane Wilson.
By Jesse Brooks
On Wednesday, February 7, Kentwood offensive tackle Eric Dunn signed with Louisiana Tech for a full ride athletic scholarship. Dunn is a four-year for the Kangaroos, and appeared in two LHSAA 1A State Championships with the program. In 2015, the Roos defeated Haynesville 40-7 to claim the state tile, and this season Dunn’s team complied a 14-2 overall record, failing short of the title 20-14 at the hands of West St. John.
Dunn chose Louisiana Tech, a Conference USA member in Division I FBS, over offers from SWAC members Alcorn State and Prairie View A&M.
“First of all, I’d like to than God for putting me in this position,” Dunn said in a signing day press conference. “I’d like to thank my family for being there, and I’d like to thank my school. Without none of y’all, I wouldn’t be here.”
Much of the success for the Roos in the last few years can be attributed to their combination of speed and size up front. The 6-foot-4 and 255 lbs. senior is a Louisiana Sportswriter’s Association selection at offensive tackle, and he received similar honors in the all-district honors.
In joining the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs roster, Dunn will become teammates with former Amite quarterback Elijah Walker. Former Loranger running back Evan Johnson also competes in Conference USA as a member of the University of North Texas’s Mean Green.
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