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JUCO guard Johari Branch commits to Maryland football

Maryland football secured a commitment from offensive guard Johari Branch during an official visit on Saturday.

“Recruitment over. My dream really coming true. Big 10 here I come,” Branch wrote in his commitment post on Twitter.

Branch is a junior college product out of Independence Community College — which was prominently featured as the home of the Netflix series Last Chance U in 2017 and 2018.

Standing at a whopping 6’3, 325 pounds, Branch brings some much-needed size to the Maryland offensive line. While being listed as a guard/center, Branch will likely project as a guard at Maryland and could have an immediate impact as the lack of push from the Terps’ offensive line has been a key weakness since joining the Big Ten.