Dunlap Hoping to Get Noticed

Now that he is entering his junior year in high school, Jacksonville (Fla.) 2014 defensive back Bryan Dunlap is beginning to seriously consider his college options. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound prospect especially enjoyed his time in Gainesville this summer and will be returning in the fall.

For Bryan Dunlap, the recruiting process is just beginning. Since he still has a long way to go, Dunlap is doing everything in his power to impress college coaches.

"[Recruiting] is going good, I'm just trying to get noticed this year," he said.

For the most part, the talented defensive back is keeping his options open.

"USF, UCF, FAU, West Virginia, and UF are some of the schools that I'm thinking about right now," he admitted.

At this point, he has already received interest from a prominent football program in the Sunshine State.

"I've heard from USF a little bit," he said.

So far, Dunlap has enjoyed the visits that he has taken.

"I went to a UF camp earlier this summer. It went great. It was my first camp at that level, so I got to get more experience at my position with some of the top recruits. I got to see what the UF program is like and everything," he said.

"Their facilities are great, the staff and personnel are great, and the weight training coach was great. Everything was really great," he added.

Clearly, his visit to Florida was very memorable, but that is not the only reason that he plans on returning to Gainesville in the fall.

"My dad is a Gator fan, so, I normally go down to see about one game every year," he said.

Admittedly, the fact that his father is a Florida fan might be a factor when he makes his decision.

"My dad went to Florida for engineering so I think that might influence me a little bit," he said.

Although his dad studied engineering, the younger Dunlap plans on taking a different route.

"I'm thinking about going to school for Sports Medicine," he said.

In order to make his decision, the skillful defender will evaluate each of his options thoroughly.

"I'm really going to look at the coaching and the academics," he said.

According to Dunlap, he will take a break from visiting college campuses for the rest of the summer.

"I don't think I'm going to take any other visits this summer," he said.

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