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Former 3-star DT Cam Goode commits to UCF after putting Maryland in top 2

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The former Virginia Tech commit chose UCF over Maryland.

After defensive tackle Cam Goode released a top two of Maryland and UCF earlier this month, the onetime Virginia Tech commit chose the Golden Knights as his transfer destination Wednesday.

Goode, a former three-star recruit according to the 247Sports Composite, committed to play at Virginia Tech as part of the Hokies’ 2018 recruiting class, but changed his mind over the summer. The school released him from his scholarship with no restrictions in July, and he sat out the 2018 season.

The 6’0, 317-pound Goode is a product of St John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., and was selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game in 2018. He was recruited by Maryland, but ultimately the school decided to not offer him a scholarship. The school signed Jalen Alexander and Austin Fontaine at the position. Shortly after Mike Locksley was hired as Maryland’s head coach, Goode appeared likely to join the Terps, but an official visit to UCF swayed him in the other direction.

While not a recruit in the traditional sense, Goode mentioned on Twitter earlier in the month that he planed to sign in December and enroll for the spring semester. With his release granted from Virginia Tech and the fact that he sat out the 2018 season, he’ll have four years of eligibility left when he heads to Orlando.

Maryland signed six recruits for the 2019 class Wednesday, and Locksley is hoping the 11 signees and verbal commits grows into a full class by February. But Goode won’t be among those additions.