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Hoosiers double up on Delands

Running backs coach Deland McCullough’s son, Deland II, announced this weekend he’s transferring to Indiana

NCAA FOOTBALL: NOV 12 Penn State at Indiana
Indiana University Hoosiers Running Back Devine Redding (34) bumps knuckles with Running Backs Coach Deland McCullough during the Big Ten Conference game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Indiana Hoosiers on November 12, 2016, at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana.
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IU brought running backs coach Deland McCullough back to its coaching staff in early February. Two weeks ago, the program landed a commitment from his son, Daeh, a four-star safety in the 2023 recruiting class. And this weekend, the Hoosiers welcomed in another McCullough.

This time, it’s Deland II.

Deland McCullough II, a former three-star athlete in the 2019 cycle, announced Saturday that he will transfer from Miami (Ohio), his father’s alma mater, and rejoin his family in Bloomington.

As a redshirt freshman this past fall, Deland McCullough II appeared in two games for the Redhawks, splitting time between the defensive backfield and special teams. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound former Bloomington North student originally committed to Miami (Ohio) over offers from Kentucky, Rutgers, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Western Kentucky and Illinois State, among others.

Deland II’s transfer means the elder McCullough now has three sons tied to Big Ten programs. Dasan McCullough is a four-star safety who is currently committed to Ohio State’s 2022 class. Dasan and Daeh McCullough will both play for Bloomington South this fall.