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National Signing Day 2016: DE Dion Goldbourne officially commits to Maryland

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Another Florida player puts his pledge in writing.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Florida defensive end Dion Goldbourne is officially a Maryland Terrapin, as he made his verbal commitment officialy by signing his National Letter of Intent Wednesday.

He'll join high school teammate Antwaine Richardson and a host of other Floridians in Maryland's incoming class. Goldbourne is not rated on the 247Sports Composite and is quite undersized for a defensive end - he measures at only 6'4 and 200 pounds. He was one of six Florida players to verbally commit to Maryland under DJ Durkin pre-Signing Day.

Maryland doesn't have much depth on the defensive line after Yannick Ngakoue and Quinton Jefferson both opted for the NFL, but it's like Goldbourne needs to beef up considerably before playing at that position in the Big Ten.

Goldbourne's slender frame and highlight tape suggest he'll be a speed rusher for Maryland, if not as an end than as a linebacker. Durkin and defensive coordinator Scott Shafer will need one of those, as defensive end Jesse Aniebonam will only be around for a maximum of two more years and Roman Braglio for just one.

Here's his highlight tape, titled "Humble Beast."