Signing day isn't for another two months, but Maryland has their first official commitment in the bag, as massive junior college offensive tackle Larry Mazyck has signed with the Terps, the school announced in a release. The school also announced the return of wide receiver Marcus Leak, who left the team for personal reasons.
Mazyck originally committed to Ralph Friedgen and Maryland coming out of high school, but swapped to Vanderbilt and James Franklin after the coaching dominoes fell. He ended up going the junior college route instead, first going to Fork Union for prep school and Iowa Western Community College (Deon Long's old school) for this year, before committing to the Terps again.
At 6'7" and 340 pounds, he's a huge tackle, and will enroll at the school in January and be available for spring practice. Mazyck will be favored to start at one of the two tackle positions next season.
Leak could also start for Maryland next season, although there will be competition for the third spot after Stefon Diggs and Deon Long. As a sophomore in 2012, Leak was second on the team in receptions (23) and yards (393) despite missing the last five games of the season with an injury.
The 247sports composite rates Mazyck as a three-star prospect, ranking him as the 42nd-best JuCo prospect in the country, the ninth-best JuCo tackle and the best JuCo player in the state of Iowa. Just this week, he was named a First Team NJCAA All-American.
Here's our original story from Mazyck's commitment. Here's Mazyck winning a tire war!
And here's Mazyck's highlights from this season.