Maryland has lost one of the best pieces of its 2018 recruiting class less than two weeks before the traditional signing day. Noah Boykin, a 4-star cornerback, announced his de-commitment from the Terps on Thursday morning.
Boykin had been committed to Maryland since July 5, but he de-committed shortly after a visit to Florida. Boykin also released his top four schools in his de-commitment note, with Maryland joined by Florida, Notre Dame and Virginia.
“I am truly grateful for the interest and opportunity my terp family has given me,” Boykin wrote on Twitter. “I thank you for all that you have done and showed me during this process.”
4-star CB Noah Boykin de-commits from Maryland
Decommitment . Thank you UMD 🐢🐢🐢 Much Love and Respect ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7ja5gK2dSI
— Guapo 💰🤑💸 (@Guap2x) January 25, 2018
A Washington, D.C. native, Boykin is rated as the No. 34 cornerback, No. 366 overall recruit and No. 2 player from D.C. in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Boykin (6-foot-2, 170 pounds) was Maryland’s fourth-highest ranked commit prior to his de-commitment.
Maryland still has 22 players in its 2018 class, which is ranked 22nd in the country and fourth in the Big Ten.