GAINESVILLE, , Fla. — Curtis Dunlap has ended Florida’s recruiting drought at IMG Academy.
The 4-star offensive guard committed Tuesday to the Gators, bringing them up to eight pledges in their 2018 class.
If Dunlap sticks with his decision, he will be the first recruit from IMG Academy to sign with Florida. He’s also the first commitment for new offensive line coach Brad Davis, who served as the primary recruiter for Dunlap.
“Watching Gator football when I was younger was an exciting thing,” Dunlap told SEC Country earlier this year. “A lot of people in my family are big Florida fans. It’s just a great school with great history.”
Dunlap competed earlier this month at The Opening and was one of the top performers at his position. Check him out in the video below (No. 77).
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The 6-foot-4, 368-pound Dunlap is the No. 6 offensive guard and No. 206 overall prospect in the country, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He chose the Gators over Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan and Oklahoma.
Dunlap is originally from Jacksonville, Fla., and transferred for high school to IMG Academy, a private boarding school and training facility in Bradenton, Fla. IMG Academy fielded its first football team in 2013 and annually takes in transfers from some of the nation’s top high school football players, but none have made their way to the Gators despite a few pledges in the past.