Indiana DB Phillip Dunnam Transfers to FAU Football
The secondary of the Florida Atlantic football team just received an amazing talent who could be competing for a starting spot there next season, gaining the commitment of Phillip Dunnam. The defensive back will be be coming from up north at Indiana, revamping the talent in the defense when he arrives to Boca Raton this spring.
Making his announcement on Sunday afternoon, Dunnam departs the Hoosiers after two seasons. In 24 games, he made 58 tackles (40 solo), 10 pass deflections, and three interceptions. This past campaign was his best to date, recording 53 tackles (39 solo), nine pass deflections, and three interceptions.
Sports has been part of Dunnam's life since day one, being born in a family full of athletes. His uncle is Miami Heat legend Udonis Haslem, while his cousins E.J. Biggers (cornerback) and Louis Delmas (safety) both played in the NFL.
Dunnam came out of North Miami Beach Senior High School rated as a four-star recruit by 247Sports with a 90 score. He was also ranked the 37th-best safety in the country and the 37th-best player in the state of Florida. He had enticing offers from Florida State, Tennessee, Syracuse, and several others before ultimately siding with Indiana in 2021. Furthermore, On3 has him rated him as a four-star defender as well.
"Miami Herald All-Dade 5A-Ind. first-team selection as an ATH. Got snaps at WR and CB. Also served as his teamís primary return man," according to 247Sports' high school scouting report on Dunnam. "Caught 42 passes for 710 yards and 10 touchdowns in seven games for a North Miami Beach squad that played for a South Florida 6A-1A tri-county title during pandemic-shortened season. Also picked off three passes on defense."
He is now the 31st member of FAU's budding 2024 class. He becomes the seventh defensive player to transfer to the Owls for the 2024 season, joining the likes of defensive backs Cameron Goggins from Georgia Military College and Wendol Philord Jr. from Keiser, linebacker Kyler Laing from Buffalo, cornerback Kahzir Brown from Maine, and defensive linemen Prince James Boyd Jr. from Purdue and Chisom Ifeanyi from Shippensburg.
His highlights from his senior year at North Miami Beach Senior High School can be seen below: