Maryland was included in 4-star running back recruit Anthony McFarland Jr.’s list of top-five schools, which would add to an already loaded 2017 recruiting class.
McFarland Jr., a senior at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., announced on Twitter which schools made his top five. Maryland joins Miami (Fla.), Alabama, Tennessee and Florida.
TOP 5… pic.twitter.com/cwweUE1mBS
— MaccⓂ️ (@AnttMacc_) August 31, 2016
McFarland Jr. narrowed his list from about 20 offers to five and spurned eight other Big Ten teams in the process, including Ohio State, Iowa and Wisconsin.
The 5-foot-9, 203-pound running back is ranked as the fifth-best running back in the nation by ESPN, and the second-best recruit in the state of Maryland.
Maryland is also fresh off the commitment of 4-star offensive lineman Marcus Minor on Sunday, and McFarland’s commitment would make him the seventh 4-star commitment for the Terrapins, who currently have three commitments from the top 10 Maryland recruits.
However, McFarland Jr. suffered a broken leg in a scrimmage and a return in his senior season is in doubt.