Photo credit - Dasan McCullough on Instagram

Linebacker Dasan McCullough will enter the transfer portal

Linebacker Dasan McCullough became the latest high profile IU football player to announce his departure from the program.  He broke the news on Sunday evening on his social media accounts.

“First off I would like to say thank you to Coach Allen, Coach Teegardin and the entire coaching staff at Indiana University for giving me a chance to play in front of my hometown,” McCullough wrote in an attachment to a Twitter post.

“I would also like to thank each of my teammates for pushing me to be my best every day and believing in me.”

McCullough was a verbal commit to Ohio State before flipping to Indiana to join his father Deland in Bloomington when the latter decided to do a second stint as running backs coach at IU.  Dasan grew up in Indiana when Deland was a running backs coach at IU the first time.  But Deland left the second time after one season, and before Dasan arrived, when he took the running backs coach job at Notre Dame following the 2021 season.

Dasan was IU’s highest rated recruit ever according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.  He was an instant success on the field for the Hoosiers.  He played in all 12 games as a freshman and had 49 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 4.0 sacks.  He added three QB hurries, and three pass break-ups and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors following the season.

Earlier on Sunday, starting tight end A.J. Barner announced he was transferring as well.  In total, 10 IU players have announced their intent to transfer.

For a summary of all of Indiana’s offseason roster activity, GO HERE.


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