DE Carlos Dunlap enters top ten of ESPN 150

Originally Published: November 17, 2006
By Craig Haubert | Scouts Inc.

It is a great achievement to be ranked among the top 150 prospects in the nation, and to be among the top ten is truly a sign of one's ability and promise.

It is rare that a player will rise from the shadows and enter the ESPN 150 in the top ten, but it can happen as it did with Ft. Dorchester High School senior defensive end Carlos Dunlap.

Dunlap has been on the radar of the college coaches in the Southeast, but he has really made a great impression as a senior and has recently opened many people's eyes to his ability.

At close to 6-foot-7 and 250 pounds, Dunlap is an impressive athlete and displays that when he returns kicks. He has excellent straight line speed and has all the tools to be a menacing defensive player at the college level.

His athleticism and size makes him tough versus the run and allows him to be a dangerous pass rusher. He is also capable of dropping in a zone-blitz scheme and playing in space. His ability to run makes him a threat to make a play anywhere on the field.

The South Carolina native has generated interest from schools all over the Southeast, including in-state South Carolina, Florida, Florida State and Georgia among others. He has been on a few unofficial visits but has not been on any officials at this time.

Dunlap has made a big impression and will be one of the most talked about names leading up to national signing day 2007.

Craig Haubert is recruiting coordinator for Scouts Inc. Have a question or comment? Drop Craig a line in his mailbag.