The dust has settled, and we now know Maryland's 2014 recruiting class, but how does it stack up with other programs in the Big Ten and across the country?
With their 17-player class, the Terps rank 43rd nationally in the 247sports composite (which averages the ratings of all four major recruiting services), and seventh in the Big Ten.
For a program coming off a seven-win season (with their first bowl appearance in three years) with a very small class, that's pretty remarkable. Let's take a closer look.
Here's the class again, for those with remarkably short memory:
- Damian Prince, five stars, Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.), .9858 rating, best in Maryland, 2nd-best offensive tackle. Highlights here.
- Jesse Aniebonam, four stars, Good Counsel (Olney, Md.), 9404 rating, 2nd-best in Maryland, 8th-best strong-side defensive end. Highlights here.
- Derwin Gray, four stars, Fork Union (Fork Union, Va.), .9250, second-best prep player, best prep offensive tackle. Highlights here.
- Juwann Winfree, four stars, Dwight Morrow (Englewood, N.j.):, .9010 rating, 9th-best in New Jersey, 21st-best wide receiver. Highlights here.
- Will Ulmer, three stars, St. John's College (Washington, D.C.), .8747 rating, 3rd-best in D.C., 11th-best dual-threat quarterback. Highlights here.
- Larry Mazyck, three stars, Iowa Western CC (Council Bluffs, Ia.), .8730 rating, 39th-best JuCo player, ninth-best JuCo offensive tackle. Highlights here.
- Josh Woods, three stars, Mcdonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), .8495 rating, 28th-best in Maryland, 68th-best safety. Highlights here.
- Tyler Burke, three stars, Coatesville Area (Coatesville, Pa.), .8363 rating, 33rd-best in Pennsylvania, 74th-best weakside defensive defensive end. Highlights here.
- Daniel Ezeagwu, three stars, Colonial Forge (Stafford, Va.), .8320 rating, 31st-best in Virginia, 85th-best cornerback. Highlights here.
- Brendan Moore, three stars, Round Rock Westwood (Austin, Texas), .8210 rating, 183rd-best in Texas, 118th-best offensive tackle. Highlights here.
- Nnamdi Egbuaba, three stars, St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.), .8187 rating, 35th-best in Maryland, 96th-best outside linebacker. Highlights here.
- Antwaine Carter, Jr., three stars, Westlake (Waldorf, Md.), .8111 rating, 40th-best in Maryland, 139th-best safety. Highlights here.
- Sean Christie, three stars, Patchogue-Medford (Medford, N.Y.), .8100 rating, 14th-best in New York, 138th-best offensive tackle. Highlights here, film review here.
- Andrew Gray, three stars, Chardon (Chardon, Ohio), .8050 rating, 97th-best in Ohio, 71st-best tight end. Highlights here.
- David Shaw, three stars, Spring Grove Area (Spring Grove, Pa.), .7984 rating, 59th-best in Pennsylvania, 109th-best defensive tackle. Highlights here.
- Brett Kulka, two stars, General McLane (Edinboro, Pa.), .7830 rating, 61st-best in Pennsylvania, 108th-best weakside defensive end. Highlights here.
- Nate Adams, two stars, Greenway (Phoenix, Az.), .7583 rating, 62nd-best in Arizona, fifth-best long snapper. Highlights here, film review here.
And here are the (probably) final Big Ten recruiting rankings:
- Ohio State, .9238 average, 296.06 points
- Michigan, .8990 average, 233.54 points
- Penn State, .8680 average, 222.38 points
- Michigan State, .8693 average, 218.97 points
- Wisconsin, .8451 average, 204.85 points
- Nebraska, .8472 average, 197.83 points
- Maryland, .8452 average, 186.89 points
- Northwestern, .8537 average, 184.45 points
- Indiana, .8183 average, 176.53 points
- Iowa, .8340 average, 172.60 points
- Minnesota, .8266 average, 166.47 points
- Rutgers, .8120 average, 165.50 points
- Purdue, .8236 average, 153.12 points
- Illinois, .8225 average, 152.35 points
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