Brock Dean, Sophomore (RS), Inside Linebacker
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year): 92 tackles (50 assisted), seven sacks, two fumbles forced, two fumbles recovered, one pass breakup, one interception, one rushing touchdown
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 110th-best outside linebacker in the country, 54th-best player in Pennsylvania
Who Maryland beat: Pittsburgh, Temple
High School: Bishop McDevitt
Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
A two-time all-state selection in high school, Brock Dean was one of the top linebackers in the state of Pennsylvania during his high school years, and helped lead the Crusaders to two straight appearances in the state finals.
Dean received scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Temple, and Maryland, but it was the recruiting work of Greg Gattuso that got him to be a Terp. Gattuso originally recruited Dean at Pitt, and he brought his expertise of Western PA with him to College Park, as well as a few prized recruits - including Dean and Quinton Jefferson.
Dean was impressed by the coaching staff at Maryland, as well as the business program at College Park, and he committed to the Terps in late June of last year. During the recruiting process, Randy Edsall told Dean he was hoping the linebacker could be a four-year starter in College Park, and while that's not looking to be the case, the opportunity is certainly there for him to make an impact up the middle.
Profiling the entire team
Dean redshirted his first season on campus. He was named scout team defensive player of the week once, and made three different travel rosters. Last season, he did not record any statistics.
"Brock of Ages"
Two straight state title games
Dean breaks out to replace Abner Logan as one of the two primary backup linebackers.
Brock Dean's time is now.
Abner Logan is suspended for the year, and likely will not play this season in a Terrapin uniform. Starters Lorne Goree and Cole Farrand are seniors, and Maryland will be looking hard at replacement candidates. Younger players Jermaine Carter, Jr., Jalen Brooks and Tyler Burke are still growing as players. If Dean is going to make an impact and set himself up in good position for a starting job next season, he's in a pretty good position to make a big impression this season.
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