D.J. Durkin’s first recruiting class at Maryland just got a boost from a local connection.
Four-star cornerback Deon Jones has committed to play for the Terrapins, he announced Wednesday on the Sports Entertainment Network. He chose the hometown school over Clemson and from a pool of 34 total offers.
Jones hails from Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland near Washington, D.C. He is rated the No. 3 player in Maryland and the No. 13 cornerback by 247Sports.com’s composite average of top recruiting rankings.
He is the 11th commitment and the second highest-rated in Durkin’s first recruiting class. Maryland entered today with the No. 29 recruiting class in the nation and No. 8 in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings.
The Maryland class now has five verbal commitments from players rated four stars or better, led by five-star defensive end prospect Joshua Kaindoh.