Lavonte Gater committed to Maryland football on Wednesday, giving DJ Durkin and the Terps their first commit for the Class of 2019.
— GOD'S GIFT#️⃣9️⃣ (@YungGater) February 21, 2018
Gater is a 3-star recruit who is classified as an athlete on the 247Sports recruiting database, meaning he could play multiple positions in college. He attends Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., and is the No. 6 player in the District on the 247Sports composite rankings, which aggregate ratings from all the major recruiting databases.
Gater also had offers from Rutgers, Howard, Temple, Toledo and Old Dominion.