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DT Adam McLean says Will Muschamp recruited him for Auburn before taking South Carolina job

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The defensive tackle said Muschamp paid him a visit at his home.

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Defensive tackle Adam Mclean assured fans he would be "back in a couple months" after leaving Maryland due to an eligibility issue in September.

Now the four-star recruit, who was the consensus top-rated signee in the Terps' class of 2015, says he was recently being recruited by new South Carolina head coach Willl Muschamp, who was still Auburn's defensive coordinator at the time. Neither McLean nor the university has said anything to suggest McLean won't ultimately come back to Maryland.

McLean confirmed later that Muschamp was recruiting him for the Tigers just before taking the South Carolina job. That's not totally unusual for college coaches, who have a self-interest in recruiting athletes and building relationships no matter where they are. But it's nonetheless interesting Auburn or South Carolina - or perhaps both - has interest in McLean.

Update: McLean Tweeted this early Tuesday morning:

McLean also tweeted this picture with new Maryland head coach DJ Durkin on Saturday:

He's been very vocal and very pro-Maryland on Twitter lately. The defensive tackle's latest adventures include trying to recruit former Friendship Collegiate Academy coach and current Alabama assistant Azaar Abdul-Rahim to come join Durkin's staff, although Abdul-Rahim hasn't commented on that situation.

McLean is not currently listed on Maryland's roster, and was expected to redshirt this season while rehabbing from an ACL tear he suffered in high school.

Like Dwayne Haskins, McLean was a big supporter of the #dmvtoumd movement. The Quince Orchard product originally signed with Penn State, but reopened his recruitment and flipped his commitment to the Terps in December 2014.