Maryland boasts the fifth-best recruiting class in the Big Ten, according to 247 Sports’ composite team rankings. The Terrapins have three 4-star recruits and 19 3-star recruits, and all of them signed in the early period in December.
The Terps had two players de-commit, though one still could join coach D.J. Durkin’s team.
4-star CB Noah Boykin (Washington, D.C.) ― Undecided
Noah Boykin has been heavily recruited by a number of Power 5 schools, and he announced his verbal commitment to Maryland on July 5, 2017. That didn’t stop him from taking official visits at other schools, including Notre Dame, Virginia, USC and Florida. Five days after his visit with the Gators, he announced he was de-committing from Maryland, but still listed the Terps in his top 4, along with Florida, Virginia and Notre Dame.
3-star OLB Eriq Gilyard (Jacksonville, Fla.) ― Signed with UCF
Eric Gilyard’s marriage with the Terps didn’t last long. After verbally committing on Nov. 17, 2016, he de-committed less than two months later on Jan. 2, 2017. He then took unofficial visits to UCF and Miami and an official visit to N.C. State before committing to UCF on Oct. 22, 2017. He honored his commitment and signed a letter of intent with the Knights on Dec. 20, 2017, despite knowing that coach Scott Frost would be leaving to take the same job at Nebraska.