Report: Minnesota starting OL enters NCAA transfer portal
One of Minnesota’s best offensive linemen has decided to explore his options outside of the Twin Cities.
Per 247Sports, starting offensive lineman Curtis Dunlap Jr. has decided to enter his name in the NCAA transfer portal. The news comes three weeks after the B1G opted out of playing football in the fall. The 6-foot-5, 345-pound lineman started in 12 games for the Golden Gophers during the 2019 season.
Last year, Dunlap was an honorable mention All-B1G selection as a redshirt freshman. He was expected to be part of an imposing offensive line unit for Minnesota in 2020, until the league opted to call off the season.
Dunlap is a former 4-star recruit who attended IMG Academy and is a native of Florida. He received many big-time offers from Power 5 programs before committing to Minnesota as a member of the 2018 class. He was the highest-ranked commit to pledge to the Golden Gophers that year.
Plenty of teams at the Power 5 level would still be interested in Dunlap, who will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. With his size and experience, he could make a quick impact for several teams across the country.