About a week and a half after commitment number five, Randy Edsall's staff have moved back to the defensive side of the ball, securing a pledge from Edinboro, Pa. defensive end Brett Kulka for the 2014 class.
Kulka is a 6'5", 230 pound end from General McLane High, who last year had 54 tackles (27 assisted) with ten for a loss and seven sacks. He is not ranked by any of the sites, but 24/7 lists offers for him from Akron, Bucknell, Buffalo and Kent State. Scout also lists an offer from Yale, so it's safe to assume he's a smart kid.
For those of you lamenting the move back to unknown sleepers in the class - it is still relatively early in the recruiting period. A lot of these players have not yet been discovered by the recruiting services, and the performances of Brandon Ross and Alex Twine show Edsall knows what he's doing when it comes to the players flying low on recruiting radars.
Kulka is Maryland's second defensive commitment of the 2014 class, both coming on the line (joining nose tackle David Shaw).
Here's a highlight video.
He's listed as a defensive tackle and offensive lineman, but on the defensive side he's coming off the edge (but with just three down linemen bunched together, there could be three tackles in that system). He shows good pursuit and field awareness, and it's safe to assume he'll play defensive end at Maryland. Let's give Kulka a warm welcome to the Terrapin family.