Disaster appears to have been averted on the recruiting front.
Two of Indiana’s top-rated recruits in program history say they intend to stay in Bloomington despite their father leaving the program.
Class of 2022 top-100 4-star linebacker Dasan McCullough announced on Tuesday “I’m Home” in a graphic on his Twitter page that included a photo of him wearing an Indiana hat. His father Deland McCullough, who was Indiana’s running backs coach in 2021, is reportedly leaving IU to take the same position at Notre Dame. To his son’s post Deland McCullough responded “Yes indeed!”
The 6-foot-5 and 235 pound Dasan McCullough is a 4-star edge rusher rated the No. 74 overall player nationally in the 2022 class according the 247Sports Composite. That ranking makes him the highest-ranked player IU has successfully recruited during the rankings era.
Dasan made similar remarks reaffirming his commitment to Ohio State soon after his father took the IU job last year before ultimately flipping to Indiana. This time, however, he has already enrolled at IU and is attending classes in Bloomington.
Deland McCullough II, a redshirt junior defensive back also seemed to indicate he would remain with the IU program. The oldest son of Deland McCullough made a simple post on his Twitter page.
“All love for my dad! It’s still #LEO!,” Deland McCullough II wrote on Tuesday. He transferred to Indiana from his father’s alma mater Miami (Ohio) last year.
Their younger brother, class of 2023 top-200 4-star defensive back Daeh McCullough was the final of the three sons with IU ties to announce he remains committed to the Hoosiers.
“Family regardless of where we are!! Proud of u and love you,” Daeh said to his father in a Tuesday Twitter post along with a graphic of him in an Indiana uniform and the message “100% Locked In.”
Daeh verbally committed to IU in the spring. That commitment remains verbal as he is unable to sign a national letter of intent until November.
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