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3-star JUCO OT Amelio Moran signs with Maryland football

The Terps add another big body to the offensive line in their 2020 class.


Maryland football officially added another big body to its roster as three-star offensive tackle Amelio Moran signed with the Terps on Wednesday.

Moran, the No. 22 junior college offensive tackle and No. 163 overall junior college prospect in 2020, originally committed to Maryland on Jan. 27. He received offers from Indiana, Texas Tech and West Virginia, but ultimately chose the Terps over East Carolina after narrowing his list to two schools.

He spent his two junior college seasons at Lackawanna Community College after originally signing with James Madison in 2018. Multiple coaches from James Madison are on the staff at East Carolina, giving the Pirates a familiarity factor in Moran’s recruitment.

Standing at 6’5, 308 pounds, Moran is technically one of the smaller bodies in the Terps’ offensive line class — showing just how big the other six committed players are.

Moran played both guard and tackle on the Lackawanna offensive line, which shows his versatility coming to College Park. In the passing game, Moran does well to stand defenders up and control them, while also being a dominant block in the run game. His ability to pull as a guard with speed despite his size is a major attention-grabber.

Maryland head coach Mike Locksley and his staff have used the 2020 recruiting class to help bolster the team’s size on the offensive line. The Terps signed offensive guards Khristopher Love and Johari Branch, along with tackles Delmar Glaze, Ja’khi Green and Zach Perkins, in the early signing period. Offensive tackle Santana Saunders decided not to sign early, but remains committed to Maryland.

With Moran on board, Maryland has 27 players committed or signed in the 2020 class — which ranks No. 30 in the nation and sixth in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports.