JaJuan Dulaney, Freshman (RS), Offensive Guard, #54
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year): Team-high 51 pancakes, allowed one sack.
247sports composite Ratings: Three-star and considered the 83rd best player from Georgia and the 81st best offensive guard in the country.
Who Maryland beat: Cincinnati, East Carolina, FIU, Marshall and Middle Tennessee State
High School: McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
High School Highlights:
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How'd He Get to College Park?
Dulaney had quite the prolific high school career playing against top-notch talent in the 6A class of SEC country. He was team captain for the 8-3 Indians in his senior season and only allowed one sack while notching 51 pancakes in just 11 games. He boasts accomplishments from his high school days that can only be expressed through a bullets.
- Georgia North/South All-Star Game
- Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State Football Team
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State Team
- All-state, all-region, all-county teams
- Cobb County Senior Bowl
- McEachern offensive lineman of the year
Profiling the entire team
He received a bulk of offers from some pretty talented teams including Cincinnati and Marshall, but opted to go to Maryland and work under head coach Randy Edsall. His freshman season was served as a redshirt season after he went down with a knee injury.
Signing his LOI to be a Terp
Starting his junior season and getting enough pancakes to keep the College Park IHOP in business.
Dulaney is among the surplus of young, talented o-lineman Maryland has been able to attract. His 2014 prospectus may not be the most promising for playing time, but patience will serve best for the redshirt freshman. With Andrew Zeller, Evan Mulrooney, Silvano Altamirano and likely one of either Michael Dunn or Derwin Gray competing for playing time at offensive guard, it would be a huge leap for Dulaney to get quality time on the field this season.
Last season he suffered a knee injury and spent all of last year scouting and recovering. Now back in shape, he can compete for a few snaps but needs to impress the coaches now, especially considering 2015 commits E.J. Donahue and Ellis McKennie will only boost the offensive line for years to come. A switch to offensive tackle is a possibility, but the Terps have solid depth there as well.
This player was almost part of the annoying, Irish family that was ousted by a banana peel in the classic movie Billy Madison.