There was a time, not long ago in fact, when Terence Dunlap of Maplesville (AL) was a relative unknown on the recruiting landscape. Those days, however, are done. Long gone.
Never was that more evident than recently as the 6-foot and 175-pound senior was recognized on the nationwide Blue-Grey Jersey Presentation Tour
The ceremony was in advance of the brand’s All-American Bowl on Dec. 22 at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. Once there, Dunlap will line up at running back for East vs. West.
“Terence is a special talent, you could see that right away,” said NFL veteran trainer Reggie Young. “He’s going to open more eyes during the All-American Bowl. You just watch.”
Back in late April, one of the brand’s All-American Combines (Alabama Regional) took place and that’s where several college coaches and scouts believe Dunlap emerged on the radar.
He’s been a name to remember ever since then. Jacksonville State and South Alabama were the first to jump on the bandwagon with offers. It did not take long for Tulane to follow suit.
Interest from schools has been nonstop, accordingly. A scholarship was put in place for him by Illinois and he recently took a leap forward when Nebraska stepped to the forefront.
The fact that Dunlap also takes care of business in the classroom is another factor worth mentioning. It’s as big a reason as any for his list of potential schools growing near double digits.
For the time being, however, Dunlap is no rush to make a decision about college ball. Perhaps he’ll make his all-important choice during the All-American Bowl in Texas. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, signs point to him heading down the right path. The future is bright, indeed. His rise in the public eye is certainly a tribute to his dedication on and off the field.