Maryland added to its 2018 recruiting class, by getting a commitment from in-state linebacker Chance Campbell.
Campbell is the Terrapins’ fourth in-state prospect to commit for the class of 2018, and announced his commitment on Twitter Friday afternoon. He called his commitment to Maryland a “40 year decision.”
Staying 🏡🐢 pic.twitter.com/44ScammP83
— Chance Campbell (@ccam42) May 26, 2017
Campbell, a Towson, MD., native, is the first inside linebacker to commit to Maryland, which has two outside linebacker commitments. In all, the Terrapins hold seven commitments in the 2018 class.
Campbell choosing Maryland isn’t a complete upset – 247Sports predicted the Terrapins were his top choice – however, it is interesting to note the number of scholarship offers he currently has.
According to 247Sports, Campbell has 17 total offers. Among those 17 offers were four other Big Ten schools: Penn State, Rutgers, Michigan State and Indiana. Along with those other Big Ten offers, Campbell also recently received an offer from West Virginia, while also having offers from West Virginia, Virginia and Pitt.
His most recent offers came from Michigan State (March 30) and West Virginia (May 2).
Although he isn’t a 5-star, nationally recruited prospect, Campbell’s commitment is a strong sign the Terrapins’ command a growing in-state recruiting presence. And while Campbell’s 247Sports composite doesn’t have him rated as a starred prospect yet, Campbell could very much become a rated prospect by the end of the 2017 high school football season.