The 6-foot-2, 220-pound redshirt sophomore enrolled in summer
courses at ISU, will have three years of eligibility remaining
and will be eligible to play in 2014 due to NCAA transfer rules.
“We were in need of some depth on the defensive side of the
ball, and Oshay is talented enough to potentially help out at a
couple positions,” Spack said. “In high school, he was one of
the highest rated decathletes in the country and played two
positions on the field. He’s got experience at cornerback,
safety and outside linebacker at Oregon and is also a solid
special teams player. He could absolutely play in our secondary,
but right now we are hoping he can help out at the outside
Dunmore played in 10 games for the Ducks in 2013, finishing with
nine tackles including four solo stops. The Newport, Ore.,
native recorded a pair of solo tackles in the win over
California, added two tackles against Virginia, and posted two
tackles against Washington State. During his freshman season in
2012, Dunmore sat out as a redshirt and worked primarily on the
scout team while officially being credited with seven tackles in
the 2013 Oregon Spring Game.
During his prep career at Newport High School, Dunmore played
quarterback and defensive back while helping the team to the
first round of the state playoffs during his senior year. In his
final season, he passed for 790 yards and eight touchdowns while
rushing for 2,134 yards and 25 touchdowns. Dunmore also tallied
79 tackles, two interceptions, and blocked two field goals on
defense on the way to being named an Oregon class 4A first-team
all-state selection at defensive back and second-team pick at
quarterback as a senior.
Dunmore was selected to the 2012
Parade All-America High School Football Team as an all-purpose
player. Coming out of high school, he was ranked as a three-star
recruit by Rivals.com and was listed as the No. 36 top athlete
prospect in the country. In addition to his accolades on the
gridiron, Dunmore was also a two-time state triple jump champion
and won the 2012 long jump title, while placing second in the
pole vault and discus for the second year in a row.
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