Maryland football is recruiting on a different level under second-year coach DJ Durkin. He spearheaded the Terps toward a top-20 recruiting class in 207, and has them headed on a similar path for the Class of 2018.
Below, find updates on Maryland recruiting news, a list of commits and a breakdown of offers.
Where Maryland’s recruiting class ranks
Maryland’s 2018 recruiting class ranks 18th 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. 9 player at his position, No. 5 player in Maryland and No. 102 recruit overall.
Latest news for Maryland recruiting
- 3-star DT Jalen Alexander is Maryland’s most recent commit
- Blue-chip DE Eyabi Anoma is considering Maryland, but he’s also high on Alabama.
- Three-star OT T.J. Bradley, the No. 4 junior college tackle in the country, committed to Maryland in August.
- Chigoziem Okonkwo, a 3-star tight end, committed to Maryland in August as well.
- Maryland officially opened its new football practice facility early in September, which can’t hurt in recruiting.
Maryland’s 2018 offers, by the numbers
- Reported offers: 273
- 5-star offers: 7
- 4-star offers: 82
- In-state offers: 29
- Florida: 62
- Georgia: 55
- North Carolina: 19
- Pennsylvania: 20
- New Jersey: 15
Maryland football commits for 2018
- 4-star DT Austin Fontaine, Hyattsville (Md.)
- 4-star OT Jaelyn Duncan, Baltimore
- 4-star OG Evan Gregory, Hyattsville (Md.)
- 3-star WR Darryl Jones, Virginia Beach (Va.)
- 3-star DE Tyler Baylor, Olney, (Md.)
- 3-star OL T.J. Bradley, Scranton (Pa.)
- 3-star CB Noah Boykin, Washington, D.C.
- 3-star QB Tyler DeSue, Virginia Beach (Va.)
- 3-star TE Chigoziem Okonkwo, Powder Springs (Ga.)
- 3-star WR Dontay Demus, Washington, D.C.
- 3-star DE Durell Nchami, Burtonsville (Md.)
- 3-star CB Vincent Flythe, Washington, 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
- 3-star ATH Raymond Boone, Greenbelt (Md.)
- 3-star LB Chance Campbell, Towson (Md.)
- 3-star WR Brian Cobbs, Quantico (Va.)
- 3-star DT Jalen Alexander, Chesapeake (Va.)
- 2-star K Joseph Petrino, Richmond Hill (Ga.)
Maryland’s top 3 uncommitted targets
4-star DE Eyabi Anoma, St. Frances Academy, Baltimore
Anoma is garnering a lot of national attention. ESPN ranks him as the fourth-best recruit in the 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 OT Rasheed Walker, North Point High School, Waldorf, Md.
Maryland signed one 4-star tackle last year. If it gets Rasheed Walker and keeps Duncan, it’d have two this time around. While this line allowed too many sacks last season, it’s full of blue-chip recruits. That bodes 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
Thomas 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.
Maryland’s 2018 commits: A positional breakdown
- QB: 1
- WR: 3
- TE: 2
- OL: 3
- DE: 1
- DT: 2
- LB: 4
- CB: 2
Maryland’s 2018 commits: A geographical breakdown
- Maryland: 9
- D.C.: 3
- Virginia: 3
- Georgia: 3
- Pennsylvania: 2
- New Jersey: 1