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3-star LB Kameron Blount signs with Maryland football

A lengthy commitment is now official.

Maryland football’s longest committed unsigned prospect sent in his Letter of Intent Wednesday afternoon, as three-star linebacker Kameron Blount faxed in his signature on National Signing Day.

A local kid, Blount was Maryland’s second commit in the Class of 2019, giving his verbal commitment in April 2018 under DJ Durkin’s watch. The Waldorf native sat out the early signing period, but stuck with the Terps under new head coach Mike Locksley

He was originally recruited by former defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim and later former special teams coordinator and linebackers coach Matt Barnes. The St. Charles High School prospect explored his options, taking official visits to see Abdul-Rahim at Massachusetts, as well as going to Georgia Tech and Kent State. He took his official visit under Locksley on Jan. 25 with a crop of other defensive prospects and decided to stay home. He’s the only outside linebacker commit in the class, and is ranked No. 81 at his position and No. 20 from the state of Maryland, according to the 247Sports Composite.

He’ll join a position room that’s stocked up a bit over the past couple seasons, even though it will lose Tre Watson to graduation. If he graduates this spring or summer and is eligible to play immediately, Ohio State transfer Keandre Jones could slot in immediately as a true outside linebacker. Beyond Jones, 2018 signees Chance Campbell and Ahmad McCullough could get a shot.

There’s also the possibility that Locksley and linebackers coach Brian Williams put Blount and a weight program and move him to more of a pass-rushing role. That would put him more on a similar path to 2017 signees Ayinde Eley and Bryce Brand and 2018 signee Durell Nchami.