It appears Maryland has added their second official piece of their 2014 recruiting class, and it's another offensive tackle. Four-star lineman Derwin Gray, who committed to Maryland last year but went the prep school route, has reportedly signed with the Terps, making it all official.
Gray tweeted this in late December, which seemed to suggest that the paperwork was done and signed.
TERPNATION ITS OFFICIAL READY TO COME IN AN MAKE IMPACT 🙏 #TrulyBlessed— IG:NDIKUMANA (@PrimeTymeDerwin) December 23, 2013
We didn't want to assume anything until hearing something more official, but this counts -- his 247sports page has him listed as signed to the Terps, and the Maryland commitment page has Gray listed under the "signed letter of intent" category.
Gray is considered the second-best prep school prospect in the country, and was considered the top high school player in DC last year. Listed at 6'4" and 291 pounds, he should provide immediate help on the offensive line. Like Larry Mazyck, who has also officially signed, Gray is expected to enroll early and participate in spring practice, giving them a head up on the rest of the incoming class. The two players will likely be the favorites to start at the two tackle positions next season (or Gray could end up at guard, depending on where the rest of the recruiting class falls).
Here's the Maryland-produced highlight video from when he signed out of high school.