Defensive end Dion Goldbourne has committed to play his college football at Maryland, his high school team announced on Twitter Monday night.
Goldbourne is unrated on the 247Sports Composite. He is listed at 6'4 and 200 pounds and is a high school teammate of Maryland defensive back commit Antwaine Richardson. The two are seniors at Atlantic in Delray Beach, Fla. Maryland currently has five Floridian commits, with National Signing Day coming on Wednesday.
With three-star defensive tackle Aaron Thompson decommiting from Maryland on Monday, Goldbourne takes on added value as the only defensive line commit in Maryland's 2016 class. The Terps' top remaining target anywhere, four-star end Terrell Hall, will announce his final decision on Wednesday, choosing between Maryland, Alabama, Florida State and Ole Miss. It's nice for Maryland to have at least some sort of contingency in place.
It's not common for unrated recruits to play as true freshmen or play significant snaps even after a redshirt year, but Maryland looks thin at the position in 2016. The Terps lost Yannick Ngakoue and Quinton Jefferson to the NFL Draft. Roman Braglio and Jesse Aniebonam will likely head into next year as the starters, but it's a reasonably open-looking positional group behind those two.
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