Kulka Breaks Down Commitment

General McLane High (Edinboro, Pa.) defensive lineman Brett Kulka verbally committed to Maryland Monday. He breaks down his commitment here…

Maryland landed its sixth commitment on Monday from General McLane High (Edinboro, Pa.) defensive lineman Brett Kulka.

""It feels awesome to be a Terp," Kulka said. "I feel really good about it and I am just really excited right now, I can't even believe it."

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound lineman picked up an offer from the Terps after Maryland assistant Greg Gattuso stopped by General McLane to check out one of the team's workout during the May evaluation period. Kulka has been high on Maryland since getting the offer, but he wanted to check out the school in person before making any decisions.

"Its {committing] been there in my mind since I got the offer," said Kulka, who also had offers from Akron, Kent State, Buffalo, Yale and Bucknell. "Then once we went down there and I met all the coaches, saw the campus and everything they had to offer; it just felt like the right fit. So we just decided to go ahead and pull the trigger and commit.."

Kulka arrived Sunday and assistant Greg Gattuso took Kulka and his parents around campus for the full campus tour. Afterwards, Kulka checked out the football facilities before sitting down with head coach Randy Edsall.

"He [Edsall] was just telling me what Maryland has to offer and where they see me fitting in," Kulka said. "He talked about my potential and how Maryland can help me as a person.''

On the field Kulka said his length and quickness help him get around offensive lineman, but Edsall noticed something else impressive about Kulka's game.

"He [Edsall] said he liked my playing style and he liked what I could bring to Maryland football," Kulka said. "He likes the nasty side of me, he said ‘nasty on the field, nice off the field."

This was Kulka's first trip to College Park, but that was all he needed to see to make up his mind.

"I liked everything about Maryland, I liked the coaching style and the philosophies, just everything they brought to the table," Kulka said. "Then everything he [Edsall] was saying on top of what I saw and what other coaches were saying…I knew it was place I want to be for the next four or five years."


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