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Maryland football recruiting: offensive tackle Sean Christie commits to the Terps

The Terrapins add another piece to their 2014 class.


After losing out on two 2014 offensive tackle prospects this week, it was an easy guess that Maryland would be looking at some new players at the position. Maryland seems to be in good position with five-star tackle Damian Prince, but the Terps wanted to add a lot of linemen in this class and were hoping to grab one of the two they missed out on.

That new piece has emerged, quickly, as New York offensive tackle Sean Christie has committed to Maryland one day after receiving an offer, via 247sports.

Listed at 6'5" and 280 pounds, Christie has good height but will need to build on that size before the move to the Big Ten. He is considered a three-star by the 247sports composite, and is ranked as the 134th-best offensive tackle in the class and the 14th-best player from New York. He has just one other listed offer -- Albany, the new destination of former Maryland defensive line coach Greg Gattuso.

Christie also had interest from Boston College, Connecticut, Rutgers and Syracuse, among other. It's not quite the grab that Marcus Applefield or Brock Ruble would have been, but it adds depth to the class and allows the Terrapins to redshirt a lineman and groom him for the future -- Jared Cohen, Larry Mazyck, Derwin Gray and Prince are all expected to compete for starting jobs from day one, while Brendan Moore is expected to redshirt.

You can find a highlight video of Christie here.