Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s WR son commits to … Maryland?

Dino Tomlin has made his decision.

The wide receiver and son of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday his commitment to Maryland.

A 6-foot, 163-pound senior out of Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Dino is averaging 35 yards per catch and has scored 18 touchdowns, some of which have come on punt, kick and interception returns.

Former Maryland coach DJ Durkin was fired last Wednesday, just one day after he was reinstated following an investigation into the football program.

Durkin and the entire Maryland athletic department have faced scrutiny since this summer, when McNair, a 19-year-old offensive lineman, collapsed of heatstroke during a workout May 29. He died June 13. In the aftermath, an ESPN report uncovered a culture of intimidation in the football program, which led to Durkin’s suspension as the university investigated McNair’s death and other issues with the program.

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However, that study found “no toxic culture” in the program, as alleged in the ESPN report.

Despite the questionable move to join a program overshadowed by controversy, Dino has ties to the Terrapins after his uncle, Ed Tomlin, played football there in the 1980s.

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