Recruiting & Scouting

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 2015 ATH Gunning For First Offer

   | Branden Hunter

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 2015 ATH Gunning For First Offer

PONTIAC - Pontiac,Michigan was once a hotbed for high school talent on the gridiron and on the hardwood in the early 2000s.

Martell Webb (Northern/Michigan), Lester Abrams (Northern/Michigan), Dontayo Gage (Northern/Eastern Michigan) and Adrian Cannon (Avondale/Maryland) are a few names that come to mind of former stars that have come out of "Yak-Town".

The city has faced financial hardships, and school closings as of late, but the talent hasn't gone anywhere.

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 2015 athlete Anthony Gunn is one of the top players in Oakland County, and one of the best junior no one talks about. At 6-1, 200-pounds, Gunn is skilled enough to play at multiple positions on the field, and could project on either side of the ball.

"I love playing wide receiver and cornerback," Gunn said. "Colleges are looking at me to play safety, linebacker or wide receiver."

Gunn was an All-Catholic League AA performer last season as a sophomore, and is having an even better junior year. The Fighting Irish are 8-2 on the season and face Detroit Country Day on Friday in their quest for a Division 4 state title.

"If we can get past Country Day we will be on our way to states," said Gunn. "I'm confident that we have a good shot at it this year with all the talent we have this year and the overall commitment."

No one has offered Gunn as of yet, but he is optimistic that one will come sooner than later. He said that he feels he has gotten better at playing his positions, and knows he needs to continue improving.

"Hopefully once college football ends or sometime in January," Gunn said on his chances of receiving an offer. "Maybe in early spring when the coaches have more time to have contact. I've been making calls, sending out my highlight tape and I've gotten articles written about me."

Michigan State and Indiana are Gunn's favorite schools to this point, with interest from Central Michigan, Grand Valley State University, Eastern Michigan, Iowa,Western Michigan, Florida State and Auburn.

"I've been talking to Michigan State a lot and I have visited two times," he said. "I have visited Western and Central Michigan too."

"I have been talking to coach Salem and he has been saying they're really interested in me," Gunn said. "They just don't know what position I'll play yet because I can play multiple positions. We'll see what happens at the end of the season if I could get an offer."

Baseball will also play a major part in Gunn's college decision. He went 5-1 as a pitcher, and batted .417 last season as a sophomore, and hasn't ruled out playing both sports in college.

"I love baseball but I don't really know what I wanna do yet," he said. "I want to play college football, but college baseball also. I've received interest from Ohio University and USC, but for baseball it's just been in-state schools."

With Gunn's size, versatility, skill set, and some heavy camping, someone will be more than happy to pull the trigger on him by the time his senior year starts, no matter which sport it is in.