Malcolm Culmer, Junior, Wide Receiver, No. 83
Weight: 185 lbs.
Collegiate stats: Six receptions for 64 yards
High school: Willingboro High School (Willingboro, New Jersey)
High school stats (Senior Year): 684 receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches, 537 yards rushing, three interceptions.
Composite recruiting rating: Three stars (0.8207), No. 163 wide receiver, No. 35 player in New Jersey, according to 247 Sports composite.
Who Maryland beat: Illinois, Massachusetts.
High school highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
A year-round athlete at Willingboro, who also participated in basketball and track, Culmer was lightly recruited three-star prospect, evidenced by the fact that he only received two other FBS offers. In addition to receiver, Culmer also played running back and defensive back in high school. Culmer signed with the Terps on February 1, 2011, and confirmed his commitment on National Signing Day.
After redshirting his first year in College Park, Culmer's workload was supposed to increase gradually. However, after Nigel King suffered a leg injury, Culmer found himself with a little bit of playing time. When Stefon Diggs and Deon Long both suffered broken legs against Florida State, Culmer was thrust into an even bigger role on offense. He appeared in 12 games and made four starts as a redshirt freshman, while making five catches for 59 yards. He saw a decrease in playing time as a sophomore when Diggs and Long returned, making one catch for five yards.
His first catch, a 26-yard haul against Connecticut after King went down with injury.
Culmer secures a starting spot and becomes a go-to threat for whoever is under center. He becomes a reliable short and mid-range receiver across from Levern Jacobs.
According to the latest depth chart, Culmer is competing with Taivon Jacobs for a starting spot. So whether or not he actually gets the nod from Randy Edsall, the fact that he is in the running to be a starter means he'll get to see the field this season.
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