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Florida coach Jim McElwain walks to the Gators' indoor football practice facility for the first day of fall practice.

Florida earns commitment from North Carolina DT transfer Marlon Dunlap

Joe Clarkin

Though it’s not as flashy as landing one of the ten best running backs in the country, the Florida Gators added another big piece on Sunday. After leaving the North Carolina football program earlier this summer, former Tarheel defensive tackle Marlon Dunlap announced that he will transfer to play for Jim McElwain and the Gators in Gainesville:

A three-star prospect in the class of 2016 according to 247Sports, Dunlap played sparingly as a true freshman last season, tallying four tackles and half a sack. The reason for his decision to transfer from Chapel Hill is unclear at this time.

Dunlap undoubtedly has the requisite size to compete in the SEC, as he stands 6-foot-5 and weighs upwards of 300 pounds. Per NCAA rules, he will have to sit out the 2017 season, but should be ready to go come opening kickoff in 2018.