Florida adds DT transfer Marlon Dunlap from UNC

By Adam Silverstein
August 6, 2017
Florida adds DT transfer Marlon Dunlap from UNC

The Florida Gators added yet another piece to their 2017 roster on Sunday, though this one will not be eligible to play for a full season. Sophomore defensive tackle Marlon Dunlap announced on Twitter that he will leave the North Carolina Tar Heels and transfer to Florida this semester.

“After much deliberation, I have decided to continue my education and football career at the University of Florida,” he tweeted. “… I am a Gator #Gogators #The swamp”

Dunlap (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) attended West Charlotte High School as a four-year starter and played in seven games with four tackles and a sack as a true freshman last season at North Carolina. He was rated as a three-star prospect in the Class of 2016. Florida recruited him but did not provide a scholarship offer that cycle.

He will sit out the 2017 campaign per NCAA transfer rules and be able to play with three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 218.


  1. 1974Gator says:

    Is there something going on up there besides the academic fraud issues? If not, let’s hope the UNC coaches had under-estimated Marlon’s abilities. He was projected third on the Nose Tackle depth chart for 2017. I expect that Coaches Rumph and Shannon will grow him into an NFL D-lineman.

    • Jabba the Hutt says:

      There are no academic fraud issues at North Carolina. His D-Line coach is no longer there. Hope he does great for the Gators!

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