Teammates before, now and in the future, Desmond Lewis (right) and D.J. Dunn (below) of Pleasant Grove High School returned from a recruiting trip to the Air Force Academy ecstatic with the experience and possibilites.
The seniors have given verbal commitments to the Falcons, which will become binding on National Letter of Intent day on Feb. 1.
Dunn and Lewis got to experience a flight simulator after touring the grounds, the school, the football facilities.
Both were key figures for Pleasant Grove the last two seasons, resulting in two Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship game appearances and one title. Lewis, one of the top cornerbacks in the section, had two interceptions and nine pass breakups.
Dunn, a powerfully built and explosive linebacker, had 55 tackles and five sacks.
Both are exceptional leaders and students.
Liberty Ranch of Galt running back John Wiernicki, the section's leading rusher in 2011, was on the same recruiting trip with Lewis and Dunn. And 2010 Bee Player of the Year Dano Graves is also at Air Force.
Also for Pleasant Grove, kicker Marcus White gave a verbal to UC Davis (see accompanying post) and lineman Arik Armstead is weighing his options between Cal, Oregon, Notre Dame, Auburn, Alabama and others.
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