Although Funderburk’s commitment was expected – every analyst who followed his recruitment predicted him to ink with West Virginia – it’s still a nice get for Dana Holgerson’s squad.
Funderburk, a 6’1, 180 lb. safety, attends Friendship Academy in Washington, D.C., one of the country’s premiere football programs.
In fact, this season, Funderburk shared the field with five-star cornerback Jalen Tabor and three-star running back Jonathan Haden. Tabor committed to the Arizona Wildcats at the Under Armour All-American game earlier this month, but changed his mind and enrolled with the Florida Gators last week. Haden, the little brother of Joe, who played at Florida and is currently with the Cleveland Browns and Jordan, who signed with Florida, but has since transferred to the Toledo Rockets, is committed to Arizona.
Florida State Seminoles’ defensive lineman Eddie Goldman also attended Friendship Academy.
Funderburk was originally committed to the Temple Owls, but decommitted in September.
He chose West Virginia over Arizona, among others.