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For the second time in as many days, Florida Atlantic gained the services of a former Penn State player.
On Thursday, former Penn State wide receiver John Dunmore announced on his Instagram that he was transferring to FAU. Dunmore joins Michael Johnson, Jr. has former Penn State players to join FAU. Johnson, Jr. announced his transfer to FAU on Wednesday.
“I wanted to go somewhere where I would be happy. Somewhere where I liked my chances to come in and compete,” Johnson told the Fifth Quarter about his decision to transfer.
The 6-1 wide receiver Dunmore arrived at Happy Valley in the summer prior to the 2019 season. Dunmore appeared in just one game as a true freshman, making his collegiate debut against Purdue. However, Dunmore did not register a statistic in the game.
Lions247 initially reported that Dunmore left the Penn State program in early October. Dunmore entered the transfer portal later that month, intending to transfer closer to home.
Dunmore is from Hollywood, FL, and played his high school football in the area for Chaminade-Madonna High School. The Under Armour High School All-American was ranked as a 4-star recruit by 247Sports Composite. He was ranked as the 20th-best wide receiver and 120th best player in the entire nation.
Despite offers to Florida, Miami, Auburn, Michigan, and the Willie Taggart-led Florida state, among others, Dunmore chose to commit to the Nittany Lions.
“Thin, wiry frame with long arms and plenty of room to fill out,” John Garcia, Jr. of 247Sports wrote about Dunmore, who he compared to former Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene. “Some classic slot receiver ability with ability to win routes shortly after the snap. Developed route-runner who can set up defender with quickness and fails to telegraph cuts or lose speed in and out of breaks. Smooth runner. Strong hands.”
Although the status of multiple senior wide receivers is unclear, Dunmore should compete for immediate playing time for FAU. Seniors like T.J. Chase, who primarily played on the outside, and Willie Wright, who operated in the slot, could choose to return for an extra season but as of Wednesday, their status is currently unknown.