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Commitment #5: South Carolina QB Caleb Rowe Pledges to Terps

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He looks like the ginger version of Danny O'Brien.
He looks like the ginger version of Danny O'Brien.

I've said that Maryland needs at least two QBs in this class. Now they have them. After Pennsylvania QB Perry Hills committed last week, the Terps received another QB commitment today, this time from South Carolinian Caleb Rowe.

Caleb Rowe of Greer (S.C.) Blue Ridge, QB MVP of our Rivals/VTO camp in SC this spring, has committed to #Maryland. Long wait for FBS offerless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

I really like new Maryland QB commit Caleb Rowe #Terpsless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Rowe camped with Maryland last week, and supposedly was very impressive. He likely picked up an offer at the camp. 247Sports recently picked him as the 22nd-best prospect in SC:

Very much agree with a colleague who suggested he could be another T.J. Yates, and I'd argue he is a superior prospect to new UNC commitment Patton Robinette and others in that perceived tier of quarterbacks. ... Whoever ends up getting Rowe will be getting a steal. He will fit a lot better in a pro-style offense. He is an above-average athlete, is an accurate passer, and has a solid arm. He does need to put on some weight but has the height to be a good quarterback prospect on the next level.

That's encouraging. I was under the impression that Crowton was going to transition Maryland to the spread, so it's kind of weird to pick him up if he's a pro-style guy. Still, I was a bit T.J. Yates fan myself, so I'm good with it.

If you're a rankings / stars / offer whore, you should probably stop reading now. He's unranked on Rivals, unranked on Scout, and 2-stars and 71 on ESPN. His only other listed offers were Presbyterian and Gardner-Webb. He might've had more, but apparently Maryland was his first and only FBS offer, and he jumped at it.

His video is below. Love his escapability and athleticism. Didn't as much of his arm as I initially wanted to, but he had a really nice deep ball to start with and had a few deep outs that he made. I don't really remember and absolute bombs, but his legs were very impressive and it looked like he could throw a deep fade if he had to. Based on how much the SC guys like him and his tape, I could see a slight rise in the rankings on the way.

I'm going to guess they'll stop here with the QBs, but you never know. Neither Rowe nor Hills is a sure thing based on their rankings, so bringing in another, more highly-regarded guy - like Brendan Nosovitch, perhaps - might happen. Then again, taking three QBs in one class is pretty questionable - that's another position you can't strengthen, and it's guaranteeing one, maybe two transfers. We'll see.