Maryland football has 18 recruits verbally committed in the Class of 2018 with a little fewer than five months before the new December signing period starts.
Terps head coach DJ Durkin signed the No. 18 recruiting class in the country after his first full recruiting cycle in College Park in February. He and his staff are on their way to repeating that feat.
Where Maryland’s recruiting class ranks
Maryland’s 2018 recruiting class ranks 18th again nationally and fourth in the Big Ten. In-state DT Austin Fontaine is the Terps’ top-rated commit. He’s a 4-star recruit on the 247Sports Composite, which has him as the No. 7 player at his position, No. 5 player in Maryland and No. 99 recruit overall.
Latest news for Maryland recruiting
- Terps target PJ Mustipher committed to Penn State.
- Maryland also officially opened its new football practice facility last week, which can’t hurt in recruiting.
Maryland’s 2018 offers by the numbers
- Reported offers: 269
- 5-star offers: 6
- 4-star offers: 87
- In-state offers: 19
- Florida: 61
- Georgia: 55
- North Carolina: 19
- Pennsylvania: 19
- New Jersey: 19
Maryland football commits for 2018
- 4-star DT Austin Fontaine, Hyattsville (Md.)
- 4-star OT Jaelyn Duncan, Baltimore (Md.)
- 4-star OG Evan Gregory, Hyattsville (Md.)
- 3-star WR Darryl Jones, Virginia Beach (Va.)
- 3-star DE Tyler Baylor, Olney, (Md.)
- 3-star CB Noah Boykin, D.C.
- 3-star QB Tyler DeSue, Virginia Beah (Va)
- 3-star WR Dontay Demus, D.C.
- 3-star DE Durell Nchami, Burtonsville (Md)
- 3-star CB Vincent Flythe, D.C.
- 3-star LB Jordan Mosley, Haverford (Pa.)
- 3-star LB Nihym Anderson, Vineland (N.J.)
- 3-star OT Spencer Anderson, District Heights (Md.)
- 3-star TE Maleak Bryant, Atlanta (Ga.)
- 3-star ATH Raymond Boone, Greenbelt (Md.)
- 3-star LB Chance Campbell, Towson (Md.)
- 3-star WR Brian Cobbs, Quantico (Va.)
- 2-star K Joseph Petrino, Richmond Hill (Ga.)
Maryland’s top 5 uncommitted targets
4-star DE Eyabi Anoma, St. Frances Academy, Baltimore
Anoma is garnering a lot of national attention. ESPN ranks him as the 4th-best recruit in the whole country, which is much higher than his No. 54 ranking on the 247Sports Composite. Anoma attends St. Frances High School in Baltimore with signee Jaelyn Duncan. Will that win out, or will Alabama be too much to resist?
4-star DT PJ Mustipher, McDonogh School, Baltimore
Maryland already has Austin Fontaine, the seventh-ranked defensive tackle in the class, committed. Joining him with the sixth-best player at the position would give co-defensive coordinator and line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh a middle that would be able to contend with the best the Big Ten has to offer.
4-star OT Rasheed Walker, North Point High School, Waldorf, Md.
Maryland signed one 4-star tackle last year. If it gets Walker and keeps Duncan, it’d have two this time around. While this line did allow way too many sacks last season, it’s full of blue-chip recruits. That bods well for the future, but anything new offensive line coach Tyler Bowen can do to help continue the pipeline will be crucial for the Terps.
3-star DE Thomas Booker, Gilman High School, Baltimore, Md.
Booker has the size (6-foot-4, 280 pounds) to develop into a powerful defensive end. Maryland signed two players at the position in 2017, but Booker’s frame suggests he could be ready sooner than either of them.
3-star WR Edward Hendrix, Woodson High School, D.C.
Maryland already has three receivers committed, but another won’t hurt. Hendrix has 6-foot-3 size, and that’s exactly what offensive coordinator Walt Bell and wide receivers coach Chris Beatty have been prioritizing in their recruiting.
Maryland’s 2018 commits: A positional breakdown
- QB: 1
- WR: 3
- TE: 1
- OL: 3
- DE: 1
- DT: 1
- LB: 4
- CB: 2
Maryland’s 2018 commits: A geographical breakdown
- Maryland: 8
- D.C.: 3
- Virginia: 3
- Georgia: 2
- Pennsylvania: 1
- New Jersey: 1
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