Funderburk Blowing Up in Recruiting

Funderburk Blowing Up in Recruiting

Friendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, D.C.) defensive back Daejuan Funderburk saw his recruitment explode in the month following National Signing Day. With one visit complete and more on the way, Funderbunk broke down his new offers and recruiting plans.

Friendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, D.C.) defensive back Daejuan Funderburk's verbal offers more than doubled in February with the highlights of his month coming in the form of Florida State, Rutgers and Maryland.

"It's all been quick, getting five offers in like the last two weeks," said Funderburk, who also picked up Marshall and ODU offers. "A lot of schools have come by to see the Friendship Collegiate program. That's been a great opportunity for me."

Rutgers was recently in to see Funderburk and others from Friendship. Now holding a verbal offer from the Scarlet Knights, Funderburk is in the process of planning a visit.

"They develop their defensive backs well and have some in the NFL, it's like DB [University]," he said. "They have good academics. … I like their defensive coordinator (Dave Cohen) and the school."

Funderburk will visit for a spring practice and is already set to visit Florida State during his spring break. The Seminoles are one of the newest offers for Funderburk, who received it in person from defensive line coach Sal Sunseri.

"I was shocked when I saw coach Sal in the hallway and he had on his FSU jacket," Funderbunk said. "He was the one that offered me at Tennessee, but he said they want me at Florida State now. That's like a dream offer."

Funderburk visited Maryland for its junior day and has a strong impression of the program which recently added teammate Derwin Gray. The academics and upcoming move to the Big Ten stood out about the Terps, he said.

"Staying home is definitely an option for me," Funderburk said. "Them moving to the Big Ten is huge. It's a major move. … Mostly I like it because it's a better level of competition."

Academics and a chance for early playing time are most important to Funderburk when he looks at a decision.

"The classroom is number one for me," Funderburk said. "And then playing time. I want to go somewhere that I'm going to be used."

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