Maryland football recruiting: Updates on Terps’ 2018 class

Maryland football finished 4-8 in 2017, but recruiting should give the Terps some brighter hopes for the future. Maryland reeled in a top-20 class last cycle, and is on its way to doing something similar this time around.

Below, find a list of commits, targets and everything else you need to know about Maryland football’s 2018 recruiting class.

Maryland’s recruiting class ranking for 2018? Pretty good

Maryland’s 2018 recruiting class ranks 20th 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. 12 player at his position, No. 6 player in Maryland and No. 143 recruit overall.

Latest news for Maryland recruiting

Maryland’s 2018 offers, by the numbers

  • Reported offers: 276
  • 5-star offers: 7
  • 4-star offers: 82
  • In-state offers: 29
  • Florida: 62
  • Georgia: 55
  • North Carolina: 19
  • Pennsylvania: 20
  • New Jersey: 15
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Maryland commit Austin Fontaine. (Jeremy Birmingham/Land of 10)

Maryland football commits for 2018

  • 4-star DT Austin Fontaine, Hyattsville (Md.)
  • 4-star OT Jaelyn Duncan, Baltimore
  • 4-star OG Evan Gregory, Hyattsville (Md.)
  • 3-star WR Darryl Jones, Virginia Beach (Va.)
  • 3-star DE Tyler Baylor, Olney, (Md.)
  • 3-star OL T.J. Bradley, Scranton (Pa.)
  • 3-star CB Noah Boykin, Washington, D.C.
  • 3-star QB Tyler DeSue, Virginia Beach (Va.)
  • 3-star TE Chigoziem Okonkwo, Powder Springs (Ga.)
  • 3-star WR Dontay Demus, Washington, D.C.
  • 3-star DE Durell Nchami, Burtonsville (Md.)
  • 3-star CB Vincent Flythe, Washington, D.C.
  • 3-star LB Jordan Mosley, Haverford (Pa.)
  • 3-star LB Nihym Anderson, Vineland (N.J.)
  • 3-star OT Spencer Anderson, District Heights (Md.)
  • 3-star TE Maleak Bryant, Atlanta
  • 3-star ATH Raymond Boone, Greenbelt (Md.)
  • 3-star LB Chance Campbell, Towson (Md.)
  • 3-star WR Brian Cobbs, Quantico (Va.)
  • 3-star DT Jalen Alexander, Chesapeake (Va.)
  • 2-star K Joseph Petrino, Richmond Hill (Ga.)

Maryland’s top two uncommitted targets

4-star DE Eyabi Anoma, St. Frances Academy, Baltimore

Anoma came out of nowhere to garner a lot of national attention. The 4-star recruit out of Baltimore is set to announce his commitment next Friday. Anoma is the top recruit in Maryland and the No. 2 defensive end recruit in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite.

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. However, Walker appears to be leaning toward Ohio State or Penn State.

Maryland’s 2018 commits: A positional breakdown

  • QB: 1
  • WR: 3
  • TE: 2
  • OL: 4
  • DE: 3
  • 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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