December 31, 2006

Dunlap believes he knows

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- Five-star defensive end Carlos Dunlap has made a verbal commitment to the school of his choice, but he's not ready to go public with the information. The North Charleston (S.C.) Fort Dorchester prospect broke down his recruitment in an exclusive interview with on Sunday evening following the first practice sessions for the inaugural Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

"I have made a commitment to the school I am going to, but I am not wanting to announce where I committed to yet," the nation's top-ranked weakside defensive end prospect said. "So I guess I am still kind of open. I am committed, but still taking visits."

Dunlap is down to three programs, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. He has been to Carolina officially and will visit Tennessee (Jan. 12) and Florida (Jan. 19) officially following his return from Fort Lauderdale for the bowl game.

"Right now those are the three schools that I am interested in the most," he said.

Dunlap currently has no announcement date scheduled.

"I haven't decided when I am going to announce," he said. "I have a good idea of where I want to go, but haven't decided when I am going to announce."

The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder visited Columbia on the weekend of Dec. 15.

"I enjoyed my trip to South Carolina," he said.

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