A teaser to a piece on Florida wideout Quinton Dunbar, a native of Miami's roughest neighborhood, Overtown.
GAINESVILLE -- Quinton Dunbar, a star receiver at Booker T. Washington, grew up gleefully rooting for Miami. He idolized the late Sean Taylor -- a UM legend.
He was once verbally committed to play for the Hurricanes.
But ultimately, Dunbar fled ‘Magic City.’
“[I had] to get out of Miami,” he said. “Start a new life somewhere else.”
For most -- including Florida’s redshirt junior receiver – Overtown is a tough Miami neighborhood area rich in history, but, now, little else.
Overtown is among the roughest neighborhoods in the nation. The town’s theoretical urban renewal in the 1960’s actually further decayed an-already unraveling community.
The situation has only worsened.
“The success rate is low,” Dunbar said, shaking his head. “Coming from a city like that where there’s a lot of drugs and a lot of guns, it’s very hard to get out of it. But if you put your mind to it, you can get out of that situation.”
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