July 27, 2006

Vols Pursuing S.C. Defensive Standout

Recruiting for Tennessee, and most everyone else, has gotten a bit more competitive in the state of South Carolina in recent years. What was once a fairly steady source of talent for the Vols has been a tough area to mine in of late. That's obviously something that some folks in Knoxville would like to see change. Four-star defensive end prospect Carlos Dunlap, from Charleston, S.C., is one of the targets in this year's class that the Vols would probably like to start that change with.

After the spring evaluation period, Dunlap (6-foot-6, 240 ) was a name that plenty of college coaches in the South were familiar with. Though there isn't an overwhelming consensus on where they'll line him up if given the chance, there are plenty of defensive coaches hoping to get a shot at finding a way to use his talents, which primarily seem to be speed, athleticism and a nose for the football.

"Right now I would say that South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Louisville are probably recruiting me the hardest," Dunlap said of those schools showing the most interest as football season approaches. "I'm still very open to everyone who's recruiting me though. I haven't really cut it down to five schools, I don't have anyone out in front right now."

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