JuCo outside linebacker Mitchell Agude has officially committed to Maryland football, he told InsideMdSports on Sunday.
Agude, a native of Corona, California, spent the past two seasons at Riverside Community College after receiving no scholarship offers coming out of Santiago High School in 2017. The 6’5, 215-pound linebacker played in 11 games during the 2018 season, finishing with 43 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
Based on his film from 2018, Agude looks like a player that could produce for Maryland on defense immediately. Rushing from the line, he shows a knack for sniffing out the ball carrier and making a play. In coverage, Agude is able to read the opposing quarterback’s eyes while also not losing track of receivers. His size and speed allow him to cover tight ends and slot routes, plus his ability to tackle one-on-one in the open field and behind the line are superb.
As of signing day, Agude only held other offers from, and visited, South Alabama and San Jose State. Head coach Mike Locksley and his staff clearly are looking for players to contribute right away, and Agude will give them just that.
Just as Locksley noted on Signing Day on Feb. 6, his job wasn’t done in the Class of 2019, and the additions of Agude and four-star DeMatha safety Nick Cross make that clear. There is still work to be done in terms of filling out the roster, and the Maryland staff is expected to hit the transfer market hard as well throughout the spring and summer in order to get the team situated by August.