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JuCo LB Ahmad McCullough commits to Maryland football for 2018

The Terps have a late addition to their 2018 recruiting class.

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Ahmad McCullough has committed to Maryland football as a member of the Class of 2018, he told Pat Donohue of Terrapin Sports report.

McCullough’s commitment rounds Maryland’s 2018 class up to 24 members. He’s a late addition, but he’ll count all the same. Originally out of Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, the linebacker recruit spent a year at Hutchinson Community College after graduation and initially committed to Minnesota last month before flipping his pledge to the Terps on Tuesday.

Donohue’s interview puts McCullough at 6’2 and 219 pounds. That’s definitely on the small side for a linebacker, so he’ll likely have to spend a year watching from the sidelines before playing for the Terps. But as long as he’s got some speed, McCullough is another piece at a position where Maryland is replacing a star.

Jermaine Carter Jr., Maryland’s biggest contributor at linebacker for the previous four seasons, has exhausted his eligibility. Tre Watson comes over as a grad transfer from Illinois to help plug that hole for 2018, but the picture is blurry for the future. Maryland already had five linebackers in the 2018 recruiting class, but more depth at linebacker certainly can’t hurt.