Mike Tomlin's Son Dino Commits to Maryland; 1st Commit Since DJ Durkin Firing

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistNovember 7, 2018

Credit: 247Sports

The University of Maryland is getting some Pittsburgh Steelers blood in its football team.

Dino Tomlin, the son of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, announced he is signing with Maryland on Tuesday:

Dino Tomlin @DinoTomlin


Tomlin is the first recruit to give his verbal to Maryland since the university's controversial reinstatement and subsequent firing of head coach DJ Durkin.

"I felt it was the right place for me to develop," Tomlin said, per Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. "Get to see good competition. Close to family."

Tomlin is a 3-star prospect who is ranked No. 183 nationally at receiver and is the 35th-best player in the state of Pennsylvania, per 247Sports. He currently stars at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh.

Listed at 6'0" and 165 pounds, Tomlin is a little slight of build for major college football at this point but has a 35.5-inch vertical and ran a 4.52-second 40 in May. He is Maryland's 10th commitment in the 2019 class. The Terps currently rank No. 70 in the country.