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Dion Goldbourne is athletic enough to make an impact for Maryland football, whether it’s in 2016 or beyond

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He’s got athleticism. He just needs to add some more muscle.

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Maryland football starts its season in 30 days. Until then, we're profiling every player on the roster in our Profiles in Terpage series.

Dion Goldbourne, defensive end

Height: 6’4
Weight: 200 pounds
Year: Freshman
High school: Atlantic Community High School (Fla.)

How he got to College Park

Goldbourne committed to Maryland only two days before National Signing Day, following his high school teammate Antwaine Richardson to College Park. Goldbourne was originally focused on basketball before switching to football later in high school. He played several different positions in high school, but was recruited as a defensive end.

High school highlights

2016 prospectus

Goldbourne seems destined for a redshirt season in 2016. He looks speedy and athletic, but 200 pounds is simply too small to play defensive end in FBS. Maryland strength coach Rick Court will undoubtedly make bulking him up a priority, and at 6’4, he has room to put on a lot more weight. If he does redshirt, he can focus on putting on weight so he can contribute as a pass-rusher in 2017.

What a dream season would look like

Despite his wiry frame, Goldbourne’s sheer athleticism earns him some playing time on defense and special teams, and he gets a couple sacks.

Next in the series...

...is a senior wide receiver from New Jersey.

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