The fifth-best 2017 recruit from Maryland is staying in his home state for college.
Marcus Minor, a four-star offensive tackle, announced his commitment to Maryland live on the air on Sunday evening. Minor made his announcement on Comcast Sportsnet’s “SportsNet Central.” The video of his commitment can be seen here.
“I will be taking my next four years of football to Maryland,” Minor said in an emotional message while putting on a Maryland hat.
I fumbled with my words out there I was ready to cry DO NOT JUDGE ME ?emotions got to me
— Marcus Minor (@AyeeMarcus_) August 28, 2016
Minor had more than two dozen offers, including ones from Michigan State, Auburn, Miami and Florida. But the Hyattsville, Md. native ultimately picked his home state Terps.
Minor, listed at 6-foot-4, 287 pounds is rated as the 28th-best offensive tackle and the No. 224 overall recruit in the 2017 class by 247.
He became the 16th member of the Terps 2017 class, and Minor is the sixth four-star recruit in that group. Maryland’s class was rated 19th overall and third in the Big Ten prior to Minor’s pledge.