Son of running backs coach Deland McCullough transferring to Indiana

Make that three McCulloughs with the IU football program.

Running back coach Deland McCullough’s son Deland McCullough II has transferred to Indiana from Miami, Ohio.

He announced his decision on his Twitter page.

The 6-foot-1 and 192 pound Deland II played in two games in 2020 and one game in 2019 for the Redhawks.  Listed as a defensive back, he did not record any statistics.

Deland II is the second member of the family to sign up to play for IU since Deland, Sr. rejoined the program from the Kansas City Chiefs to be the running backs coach.  Class of 2023 4-star safety Daeh McCullough verbally committed to IU earlier this month.  Dasan McCullough, a four star linebacker in the class of 2022, is verbally committed to Ohio State.

Deland II was a 3-star recruit in the class of 2019.

In addition to Miami, Deland II had a total of 17 offers including from Indiana, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Buffalo, Central Michigan and Illinois State.  Kentucky, USC and Rutgers also were reported to have offered.

He was regarded positionally as an athlete out of high school in Leawood, Kansas.  He was ranked No. 1,532 overall in the class by the 247Sports Composite in the class of 2019, and the No. 217 athlete.

Deland II played high school football at Blue Valley North High School, where he recorded 66 stops and 15 breakups as a junior before missing most of his senior season with an injury.

Deland II should have four years of eligibility remaining for IU after redshirting in 2019 and the 2020 season not counting against eligibility due to COVID-19.  He is the second player from Miami to join the Hoosiers in the last week. Tight end James Bomba, a Bloomington South product, announced he is coming to IU as a preferred walk-on.

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