Maryland Commit List Breakdown

With Tyrek Cheeseboro's commitment a few days ago, Maryland raised their commit count to a lofty eleven. I'll be the first to admit that we really haven't covered football recruiting all that extensively, in part because Maryland just hasn't done too well in it.  As such, my knowledge (and maybe yours, too) was lacking. But if you didn't really know Maryland's commits before, you will now. Below, you'll find the vital info on all of Maryland's eleven commits, listed nicely in alphabetical order with a photo.

670881_mediumTyrek Cheeseboro
Position: WR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
40: 4.5
HS: Milford Mill (Baltimore)
Other Offers: Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia, West Virginia
Consensus Stars: 3
ESPN Grade: 75
Links: ESPN, Rivals, Scout
Need to Know Info: Cheeseboro is one of Maryland's biggest commits to date, as he's only the second highly-regarded (by locals, not recruiting services) in-state commit. A fast, reliable option who needs to work on his after the catch moves, Cheeseboro will likely play the slot at Maryland. Oh yeah, pretty sure there's no relation to former Maryland WR Omar Cheeseboro. Just a very rare, very cool coincidence.

582502_medium Nermin Delic
Position: DE
Height: 6-5
Weight: 220
40: 5.15
HS: Northwest Whitfield (Dalton, GA)
Other Offers: Kentucky, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Marshall
Consensus Stars: 2.5
ESPN Grade: 77
Links: ESPN, Rivals, Scout
Need to Know Info: Originally from Bosnia, Delic is an undersized DE who could move to TE or even LB. He committed to Maryland when all of his offers were lesser schools, but picked up an offer from Kentucky after the Maryland decision. He's seen as a hard worker who's very mentally tough, with a good frame and potential, but needs to work on technique.

Ian Evans
Position: DE/OLB
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
40: N/A
HS: Hammonton (Hammonton, NJ)
Other Offers: Syracuse, Temple, Rutgers
Consensus Stars: 3
ESPN Grade: 78
Links: ESPN, Rivals (no Scout)
Need to Know Info: Evans, who plays LB for his high school team, is a sleeper tweener who probably didn't get the offers he deserved. He doesn't appear to have attended many camps, as neither Rivals nor ESPN have the info they normally do, or even a picture. Evans has nice speed and a good motor, but he might have trouble finding a position in Don Brown's scheme. He would've been perfect for the LEO with Cosh. That said, when you watch his film, he looks uncontainable - the first word that came to mind was "disruptive". If he bulks up, he could be a great DE.

Seanfitzpatrick5_29150_medium Sean Fitzpatrick
Position: TE
Height: 6-6
Weight: 230
40: 4.68
HS: Pittsford Mendon (Pittsford, NY)
Other Offers: Minnesota, North Carolina, Rutgers, Syracuse
Consensus Stars: 3
ESPN Grade: 76
Links: ESPN, Rivals, Scout
Need to Know Info: A relatively early commit, Fitzpatrick has some of the most impressive offers of anyone on this list. He has great size (though he does need to fill out his frame a bit) and has solid hands. He's a surprisingly good blocker, too. His measurables aren't all that eye-catching, but he's productive and the recruiting services like him.

670792_medium Jeremiah Johnson
Position: CB/S
Height: 5-11
Weight: 155
40: 4.5
HS: Suitland (Suitland, MD)
Other Offers: None (Syracuse, Richmond, Morgan State, and Rutgers showing interest)
Consensus Stars: n/a (Scout defaults to a 2 star for unrated prospects)
ESPN Grade: 74
Links: ESPN, Rivals, Scout
Need to Know Info: One of the big three surprises (along with Matt Robinson and Jeremiah Wilson), Johnson was a camp offer who must've really impressed the coaches. He's not tall, thin, and not all that fast. Hopefully he can play better than his measurables indicate, but he kind of hearkens back to Brandon Jackson-Mills (who hasn't seen the field in forever). At the very least, he wants to be a Terp badly, which is a positive.

Bricelaughlin3_9150_medium Brice Laughlin
Position: DT
Height: 6-3
Weight: 260
40: 4.9
HS: Summerville (Summerville, SC)
Other Offers: Kentucky
Consensus Stars: 3
ESPN Grade: 78
Links: ESPN, Rivals, Scout
Need to Know Info: Laughlin is a bit of a sleeper, probably due to an injury he received in his junior year. He missed most the season, and I'm sure some coaches were hesitant to offer and scouts hesitant to grade. He does, however, have the physical tools to succeed, and is productive enough when he's on the field. His senior season may be a big indicator to whether he'll stick at a collegiate level or not.

Andremonroe10_28150_medium Andre Monroe
Position: DT
Height: 6-0
Weight: 287
40: 4.85
HS: St. Johns (Washington, DC)
Other Offers: New Mexico, Akron, Ohio
Consensus Stars: 3 stars
ESPN Grade: 77
Links: ESPN, Rivals, Scout
Need to Know Info: If you couldn't tell by his measurables, Monroe is a bit short, but that's one of his few negatives. He has good weight to make up for his height, can gain leverage more easily than someone 6-3 or so, and has great quickness. He's very active, very good against the run, and, though he may be a bit limited in this regard, a solid bull-rusher against the pass. Good sleeper prospect.

670827_medium Matt Robinson
Position: ATH (CB/S/WR)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
40: 4.7
HS: Atholton (Columbia, MD)
Other Offers: UMass, James Madison, Old Dominion
Consensus Stars: n/a
ESPN Grade: 75
Links: ESPN, Rivals, Scout
Need to Know Info: The second leg of the surprise trio, Robinson was another camp offer who really hasn't showed D1 ability yet, as evidenced by his offers. A lot of knowledgeable people don't seem to be in love with him. He could be a diamond in the rough, but neither his speed nor size are all that great. Judging by his offers, I don't think his play is, either. That said, sometimes guys like this do turn out - people said these same things about Davin Meggett. Sometimes, guys just have it - maybe he does, maybe he doesn't.

Tylersmith3_5150_medium Tyler Smith
Position: QB
Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
40: 4.75
HS: Wilson Area (Easton, PA)
Other Offers: UConn, Iowa, Pitt, Syracuse, Rutgers
Consensus Stars: 3
ESPN Grade: 150 Watchlist (Minimum of 80)
Links: ESPN, Rivals, Scout
Need to Know Info: The most-heralded recruit Maryland has landed so far, Smith has the makings of a 4 star. Strong, zippy arm, quick legs, good frame and height - what's not to like? ESPN, for one, is in love with the kid - they call him the "definition of upside". Seriously, read that report - I'm not sure they say one bad thing about him. Very excited about him.

670383_medium Titus Till [Note by bbroman, 07/22/09 7:28 PM EDT  - Updated]
Position: S
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
40: 4.65
HS: Wise (Upper Marlboro, MD)
Other Offers: Army (UNC, Penn St., Tennessee, UVA showed interest)
Consensus Stars: 3.5
ESPN Grade:78
Links: ESPN, Rivals, Scout
Need to Know Info: Till was Maryland's first commit for the 2010 recruiting cycle, and he committed very early, so it's tough to really gauge his status - were UNC, Penn St., and Tennessee going to offer if the recruitment dragged out? We can never know. Regardless, Till is a hard hitter with good size, and doesn't have very many faults. He does need to refine his game and tackling a bit, but he has all the makings of a great player. Update: Till was given four stars on Rivals. Definitely one of Maryland's better commits at the moment.

Jeremiahwilson4_27150_medium Jeremiah Wilson
Position: ATH (RB/CB/S)
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
40: 4.5
HS: John Handley (Winchester)
Other Offers: None (Virginia & Virginia Tech showing interest)
Consensus Stars: n/a
Links: ESPN, Rivals, Scout
Need to Know Info: The third of the trio of camp offer, Wilson was another surprise commit. His measurables are better than Robinson's or Johnson's, but he's another kid with no D1 offers. I want to like him, the same way I do Robinson and Johnson, but his lack of rankings by the three major services and some things I've heard from people in the area make me nervous. Like I said above, though, these guys do turn out sometimes, and I've never seen him play, so I can't fully judge.

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