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3-Star JUCO DT Almosse Titi signs with Maryland football

The Terps lock up a big 2020 defensive lineman.

Three-star junior college defensive tackle Almosse Titi officially signed with Maryland football Wednesday, just three days after announcing his commitment to the Terps.

“First I want to thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ for blessing me to play this sport,” Titi said in his commitment tweet. “I want to thank my family, friends and Iowa Western coaching staff for believing in me and pushing me everyday to get me back to who I am. Very blessed stuff went how it went and me ending up at Iowa Western and now things are better! And also I want to thank my brothers for helping me and pushing me though the tough times, but with all that being said I will be continuing my education and football career at The University Of Maryland.”

The Terps hosted Titi for an official visit in College Park the weekend before signing day and were able to lock up the commitment just days before the signing period opens on Feb. 5.

Titi, who played his junior college football at Iowa Western Community College, joins defensive tackle Ami Finau and defensive end Mosiah Nasili-Kite as three junior college prospects brought in on the defensive line in the 2020 cycle.

At 6’3, 310 pounds, Titi will provide much-needed size in the interior of the defensive line and could be in line for playing time as soon as he reaches campus.

Titi complements his size with power off the snap and uses great hands to generate separation from linemen attempting to blocking him. He also has quite a bit of speed and is often seen hustling to try and catch any ball carrier trying to escape to the outside.

Iowa Western has its share of a Maryland connection, with former Terp Donnie Woods as the Reivers’ offensive coordinator/offensive line coach and the school supplying wide receiver Deon Long as a part of the 2013 recruiting class.

With Titi on board, Maryland’s 2020 recruiting class sits at No. 30 in the nation and sixth in the Big Ten.