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2007 Recruits: DL

Torrey Davis (DT)
Seffner, FL (Armwood)
6-4, 285
Scout Ranking: 5* Rivals Ranking: 5*


A quick-stepping defensive tackle who is rated the No. 1 prospect in Florida by prospect for, as well as the No.2 overall player in Florida... During his senior year, he recorded 72 tackles and 16 sacks... Was chosen as a U.S. Army All-American... Davis finished his junior season with 60 tackles and nine sacks... Also qualified for the state track championships in the shot put and discus

John Brown (DT)
Lakeland, FL (Lakeland Senior)
6-1, 285
Scout Ranking: 5* Rivals Ranking: 4*


Rated No. 3 among defensive tackles by and No. 5 by lead Lakeland to its 45th consecutive win, third-consecutive Class 5A state championship and its second-straight USA Today national championship with 11.5 sacks, 53 solo tackles and 94 total tackles during his senior season...Was chosen as the Lakeland Ledger's 2006 Defensive Player of the Year after a crucial tackle in the final minutes of overtime to secure his team's victory

Justin Trattou (DE)
Ramsey, NJ (Don Bosco Prep)
6-4, 250
Scout Ranking: 5* Rivals Ranking: 4*


Helped lead Don Bosco to a perfect 12-0 record and its first state title since 2003 during his senior year with 82 tackles and 17 sacks...Rated No. 4 among New Jersey's Top 30 prospects by Rated fourth among defensive ends by Selected to be on the ESPN150 list...Was chosen as a U.S. Army All-American and was also honored at the High School Heisman ceremony...Named all-state during both his junior and senior years...Led Don Bosco to the state finals his junior year by recording 96 tackles and totaling 11 sacks

Carlos Dunlap (DE)
Fort Dorchester, SC (Fort Dorchester)
6-6, 240
Scout Ranking: 5* Rivals Ranking: 5*


An athletic defense man rated 15th on ESPN'S 150 and second among defensive ends... Also rated first among weak side defensive ends and fifth among all prospects according to his senior year, Dunlap recorded an outstanding 105 tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 24 sacks...Was chosen to participate in the annual Offense-Defense All-American game after his senior season...As a junior, Dunlap recorded 103 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, nine sacks and scored four defensive touchdowns... Also returned kicks for his team

Duke Lemmens (DE)
Westlake Village, CA (Oaks Christian)
6-5, 238
Scout Ranking: 4* Rivals Ranking: 3*


Rated the No. 5 defensive end in California by and 55th among California's top-100 players by Co-lineman of the Year among Ventura County's small schools...Selected as Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year by the Ventura County Coaches' Association... Contributed 52 tackles, seven sacks and one fumble recovery in his senior season... As a junior, Lemmens was selected as an All-CIF player by recording over 90 tackles and 10 sacks

Jerry Howard (DE)
Orlando, FL (Jones)
6-5, 230
Scout Ranking: 3* Rivals Ranking: 4*


Rated ninth among defensive ends by Played both defensive end and linebacker in high school...During his senior year, Howard had 80 sacks, 15 tackles and four fumble recoveries...As a junior, he collected 116 tackles, including 20 for a loss, and totaled 10 sacks... Also played basketball in high school and led Jones to the Class 3A state title


Very good defensive line class, filling in at positions that were severely depleted with departures this season.  Florida once again stocked up with tall, athletic ends (Dunlap ran back kicks!) and big defensive tackles.  This is a great trend considering the success of the D-Line over the last couple of years.

This is the strength of the class, and I'm looking forward to every one of them in action for the Gators.