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In new Alabama role, former Maryland coach Mike Locksley can recruit in the DMV again

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Mike Locksley was an ace recruiter for Maryland football during his years with the program, and now he’s in position to come back to the DMV to poach top-tier talent for another program.

After he wasn’t retained when DJ Durkin took over at Maryland, Locksley took a position as an offensive analyst at Alabama. That position didn’t allow him to recruit. But with his recent promotion to full-time assistant coach, announced Monday, (his exact title hasn’t been announced yet) Locksley is now allowed to hit the road, where he can head on up to Maryland and contend with the Terps’ staff for the state’s top recruits.

Locksley didn’t always operate the most efficient offense at Maryland, but he could recruit with anyone. He recruited top-tier prospects when he was at Illinois, and received commitments from top recruits Dwayne Haskins and Keandre Jones while he was at Maryland. (They decommitted and went to Ohio State after Locksley wasn’t retained.)

It hasn’t been announced exactly where Locksley will be recruiting, but with his connections in Maryland, the DMV area seems like a sure bet.

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