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3-star Maryland commit unsure about move

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Just last week 3-star Poweder Springs (Ga.) McEachern offensive lineman Jajuan Dulaney said he had no doubt that he would end up sticking with his verbal commitment to Maryland. But after the school's decision to make the move from the ACC to the Big 10, the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Dulaney says he has some research to do.
"As of right now I don't know too much," Dulaney said. "I don't know about how or why or whatever. As far as right now I'm still trying to figure out information."
Dulaney said he has a weekly call with offensive line coach Tom Brattan, and he plans to ask him some important questions about what the move means for recruits.
While there are a lot of details to still be ironed out, it's clear that Maryland's annual game with Georgia Tech will be no more, limiting the possibility for Dulaney to play close to home if he does end up as a Terrapin. Several other games for the Terps will also likely be out of driving distance.
"It's going to be something I'm going to have to get used to if I plan on staying committed," he said. "I don't think it will have that much of an effect on my decision but of course it would have been nice to get to come back and play in Atlanta."
Dulaney said he spent time living in Columbus, Ohio and is very familiar with the Big 10 and it's football culture. Regardless, he said he's not sure how the move will affect his status with Maryland.
"I can't tell you that now," he said. "I don't know yet."
Dulaney said he's still planning his official visit for mid-December and has yet to discuss officials with any other schools. He also had high praise for Maryland's on-field performance this season.
"I think if the quarterback situation hadn't happened they would have been playing for the ACC championship," he said. "Everything was going good then they lost the quarterback and that brought them down. Next year will be a good season."
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