Terps add three-star Florida LB

Inside linebacker Dallas Griffiths (Tallahassee, Fla./North Florida Christian) has verbally committed to Maryland, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

The 6-1, 220-pounder is both happy and relieved:

"I'm very excited. It feels like a big burden lifted off my shoulders. I felt really good about it the other day and I made the call."

Griffiths comes from good bloodlines since his father, Bobby, played linebacker at Oklahoma State and his older brother, Chase, signed with South Florida in 2009.

Georgia Tech, Liberty, South Florida, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky also offered Griffiths.