Source: Former interim Maryland coach Mike Locksley joins 'Bama staff

Former Maryland interim head coach Mike Locksley is joining the Alabama staff in an analyst role, a source told FOX Sports Tuesday morning.

The 46-year-old Locksley, known as one of the nation's top recruiters, has strong ties in the Northeast and DC area. He is the second guy who served as an interim head coach in 2015 to join Nick Saban's staff following the hire of UCF assistant Brent Key to coach guards and centers.

The hire was first reported by