The Florida Gators lost another 2018 pledge today. Four-star offensive lineman Curtis Dunlap, Jr. announced his decommitment from Florida this morning on Twitter.
I’ve decided to decommit from the University of Florida and open my recruitment back up.— Curtis ✝️ (@Curtisdunlapjr) December 5, 2017
Dunlap, who attends IMG Academy, had committed to the Gators back in July. The 6’4” 350 plus-pound lineman took an official visit to Arkansas last month and plans on visiting Minnesota this weekend.
In light of Jim McElwain’s exit and Dan Mullen’s hire, assistant coach changes, and a final staff yet to be determined, expect some additional turnover on the recruiting trail this year for the Gators.
Since McElwain left the program, Florida has lost six commitments in the 2018 class, and two in the 2019 group. Wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase, Jacob Copeland, and Jalynn Williams, offensive lineman Curtis Dunlap, defensive back Divaad Wilson, and defensive end Taylor Upshaw have all decommitted. The 2019 class saw the departures of athlete Maurice Goolsby and safety Jaleel McRae.
Florida has also added one commitment since Mullen took over - 2018 offensive tackle Chris Bleich, who flipped from UCLA.
With the departures of Dunlap and Jaylynn Williams from the class this week, Florida has 14 commitments for 2018, and the No. 12 ranked class according to the 247Sports Composite.