Curtis Dunlap Jr. is putting the brakes on his recruitment. In April, the 2018 offensive guard from IMG Academy had named the Oklahoma Sooners as his leader, however, on Wednesday, Dunlap revealed he does not have any favorites.
"I don't have a leader," said Dunlap. "I told the Oklahoma coach that I still like Oklahoma, but I'm going to take things in stride and enjoy the process."
Dunlap has a very long list of suitors including: Duke, Oklahoma, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Tennessee and USC.
According to Dunlap, "Florida, Florida State and Oklahoma" are recruiting him the hardest. On Wednesday, he decided to see one of those schools in action. Dunlap, who is originally from Jacksonville, Florida, drove the short distance from his house to Trinity Christian Academy to see the Gators host a satellite camp. Although, the coaches and Dunlap could not talk, the offensive lineman was able to get a glimpse at how Mike Summers coaches the offensive line at Florida.
"He coaches the offensive line just like my old coach at IMG," he said. "I can see myself in that style."
UF's men in the trenches have certainly left an impression on Dunlap.
"The offensive line play [stands out with Florida]," he said. " I always looked up to Martez Ivey. I like how he plays, and I like how Coach Summers brought him in and put him at guard and started. He should have won All-SEC, but he will probably win it next year."
Dunlap hopes to visit Gainesville sometime in July, and he also hopes to make the trip north to check in on Florida State.
Even though his offer list is quite extensive, there could be more suitors lining up for the talented lineman in the near future.
Although Dunlap has decided to take things slow and now reveal a leader or favorites, he does know a timeline.
"I want to be committed by the end of my junior year," he said. "In the end I want to put on a pair of gloves and a hat and commit, so I can focus on my school work and focus on my ACT and SAT scores, so I can qualify to that school."