Maryland football recruiting: Updates on Terps’ 2018 class

Maryland football is continuing its previously unseen levels of recruiting under second-year head coach DJ Durkin. He and a connected pool of assistants led the Terps to a top-20 class last on National Signing Day, and are poised to accomplish something similar in 2018.

Below, find a list of commits, recruiting rankings and all the latest Maryladn recruiting news.

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

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Austin Fontaine is Maryland’s top commit. (Jeremy Birmingham/Land of 10)

Maryland’s 2018 offers, by the numbers

  • Reported offers: 273
  • 5-star offers: 7
  • 4-star offers: 81
  • In-state offers: 19
  • Florida: 62
  • Georgia: 55
  • North Carolina: 19
  • Pennsylvania: 21
  • New Jersey: 16

Maryland football commits for 2018

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

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