UMass football picks up walk-on commitment from Jaquan McCullough

By Anthony Chiusano

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/ Daily Collegian)
(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/ Daily Collegian)

Three days after the Massachusetts football team picked up its third win of the season to close out its 2015 campaign, the Minutemen picked up a commitment from Rochester, New York, native Jaquan McCullough as a walk-on for 2016.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound defensive back tweeted Monday afternoon that he committed to UMass as a walk-on following his most recent time playing at Erie Community College in Williamsville, New York.

McCullough will join his cousin Marquis Young, who led the Minutemen in rushing yards as a freshman in 2015 and was named Mid-American Conference East offensive player of the week just a few hours before McCullough’s announcement.

At Erie Community College, McCullough spent time playing strong safety and wide receiver. He is expected to join UMass’ secondary next season.

According to the Maroon Musket, McCullough was also being looked at by Buffalo and Wagner before making his decision Monday. He visited Amherst two weeks ago when the Minutemen lost to Miami (Ohio) at McGuirk Stadium on Nov. 21, per the Maroon Musket.

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