IU football recruiting: Class of 2022 top-50 Dasan McCullough flips from Ohio State to Indiana

Running backs coach Deland McCullough will now have all three of his sons playing with him at IU.

Class of 2022 top-50 prospect Dasan McCullough has flipped his commitment from Ohio State to Indiana he announced on Sunday.

The 4-star McCullough announced his decision on his Twitter page.

“I’m staying home,” Dasan said in a statement posted to Twitter. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity I refuse to pass up. The chance to play under the man I looked up to my whole life is truly amazing, along with the opportunity to play with my best friends, Daeh, who has the chance to be special and I get a chance to watch and play with, and my oldest brother, Deland, simply the reason I wear No. 1 on my jersey and continue to play the game.”

“Just went triple platinum,” he said in reference to him becoming the third McCullough to sign up to play for the Hoosiers.

Dasan’s decision comes just a day after his brother Deland II announced his transfer from Miami, Ohio to Indiana, and just weeks after his class of 2023 brother Daeh announced his verbal commitment to IU.

“The chance to play with my brothers is huge!” he told 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong Sunday. “Both of my brothers and me under my dad. I know what it’s like to play with both of them and that’s something that’s huge for me at the next level and a blessing that doesn’t come around a lot.”

When Deland McCullough returned to Bloomington to take the running backs coaching position, Dasan insisted at the time he was locked in with his Ohio State commitment.

Ultimately, the call to stay home and play with his family was too strong.

“This is the place I grew up at, it’s like home to me,” Dasan said told 247Sports. “It’s an area where I lived for several years before and obviously we’re back now, that’s a big part of it. I already know what the culture is and how the community is like.”

The 6-foot-5 and 220 pound Dasan becomes the highest rated recruit in IU football history.  He is the No. 50 player overall in the class of 2022, the No. 6 rated athlete, and the No. 1 player in the state of Indiana.  His brother Deah was previously IU’s highest ever rated recruit.  Dasan and Daeh attend Bloomington South High School.

Dasan had offers from the best of the best including Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Penn State and Notre Dame.

Dasan will play linebacker in college and is likely to be utilized heavily in pass coverage and blitz situations due to his history as a safety.  He could also be utilized in the hybrid safety/linebacker husky position in Indiana’s 4-2-5 scheme.  He is the second linebacker in Indiana’s two man class of 2022, joining Kaiden Turner.


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