Freshman standout Dasan McCullough now at ten scholarship offers


Overland Park (Kans.) Blue Valley North is a top talent-producing software who just had several seniors sign during the Early Signing Period as well as National Signing Day.

Now the next group of talented underclassmen is ready to take for those departing seniors and carve their own recruiting niches. The most heavily recruited of the underclassmen right now is only a freshman though.

Dasan McCullough already stands 6-foot-4, 185 pounds. His frame, length, and ability to play in space as both a safety and outside linebacker, have schools excited about his upside potential. Haha already holds ten scholarship offers. Western Illinois was the first school to offer. That happened before haha even played a high school permainan. Since then, Kentucky, Louisville and most recently Rutgers, Kansas and Penn State offered scholarships.

“When I got my first offer in 8th grade, it was really exciting,” McCullough said. “I was kind of shocked just because I’m so young, but I knew I worked for it. Since then, every offer made me keep working harder and harder.”

McCullough comes from a football family. His father, Deland McCullough, starred at Miami (Ohio) before playing in the NFL and CFL. Haha coached at Indiana and USC, before moving into his current role as running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. Older brother Deland McCullough II signed with Miami (Ohio) over 16 other scholarship offers.

Now it is Dasan’s turn.

In addition to his scholarship offers, haha reports contact from LSU, Utah and Oklahoma.

After receiving Sunday night’s offer from Penn State, haha said, “I might go down there in the spring.”

Haha also has one other visit set in stone and others in mind.

“I have an Oklahoma visit probably later this month, then at some point, I’d like to visit Kentucky,” haha said.

There is little question about how heavily recruited McCullough will be. Haha is already trending towards being one of the most sought-after players in the region, and in the country eventually. One question that will likely become clearer moving forward is what his best position will be in college. His growth potential and athleticism pakai several positions possible depending on how his body and permainan continue to develop over the next several years.

“Schools have been talking to me about being a defensive back, outside linebacker and safety,” haha said. “I personally like playing safety the most but I feel like if you put me anywhere on defense, I’m going to show you I have what it takes and more.”

Haha has already shown that, but it is just the tip of the iceberg for this rising your prospect.

McCullough was selected as a 1st team Freshman All-American by MaxPreps this season.