Indiana picked up its highest rated pledge in program history on Tuesday afternoon. And he is a familiar face.
Bloomington, Ind. based safety Daeh McCullough committed to Tom Allen and IU. He is the son of new running backs coach Deland McCullough. Daeh announced his decision on his Twitter page.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound McCullough is the nation’s No. 6 safety and No. 78 prospect overall in the class of 2023 according to 247Sports.
McCullough picked IU over a long list of suitors that included Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Utah.
Imma Hoosier. #LEO #CHASE 🔴⚪️ @Hayesfawcett3 @coachdmc @BShelbyIU @CoachJasonJones @CoachAllenIU pic.twitter.com/IAazkLKcCr
— ⁷ (@daeh2023) April 13, 2021
“Y’all already know…he will be ready to represent on a high level!!! Proud of you Daeh and the work to be great don’t ever stop!!!” Deland McCullough wrote in his own Twitter post in response to his son’s decision.
Daeh McCullough will play his final two seasons of high school football at Bloomington South. He and his brother Dasan, a class of 2022 Ohio State pledge, previously attended school in the Kansas City area where Deland was the running backs coach for the Chiefs.
247Sports’ Allen Trieu put this evaluation on McCullough’s profile page on Tuesday:
“Has cornerback experience and has played there a lot early in his high school career, but as his body grows, he is beginning to project more to safety or nickel. Even from his cornerback spot, he was always physical and supported the run. He is disciplined, takes good angles to the ball and when he had to take on a block, did so with good technique and physicality. Has played some in the deep part of the secondary also and length and smarts allow him to get his hands on a lot of passes. Finding a true positional home and developing there and continuing to get more explosive will be keys for him in development, but a really good, savvy football player with growth potential and scheme versatility.”
McCullough is IU’s second commit in the 2023 class, joining Georgia linebacker Denzel Moore.
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