After losing a pledge from three-star cornerback Kareem Ali Saturday, Randy Edsall and Maryland's coaching staff needed to respond in a strong way to keep the momentum going and fill Ali's spot. They seem to have done that Monday morning, bringing in a commitment from three-star Woodbrige (Va.) athlete Mike Majette, as first reported by Rivals.
Majette is a three-star prospect, rated as the 83rd-best athlete in the nation and the 31st-best player from the state of Virginia. He held offers from Boston College, Indiana, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall and Purdue, among others.
One potential area of concern for Maryland fans is Majette's listing as a dual-threat quarterback on 247sports, but don't read that as a message on the Terps' position with Kai Locksley (although recent reports are none too promising on that front). Majette plays quarterback for Woodbridge, but he's under 6'0" tall and is extremely unlikely to continue at that position at the collegiate level (although TT resident film guru FlaTerp points out that he's got a little C.J. Brown in him).
On defense, Majette plays free safety for Woodbridge. He'll most likely end up in the secondary at Maryland, either at corner or back at safety, depending on how they fill out the rest of their class. The Terps already have three-star Texas prospect Jameel Cook at a safety spot in the class, and the two would make an interesting combination. Add in four-star Florida cornerback commit Marcus Lewis, who the Terps are very much in the running for, and Maryland could suddenly have a very strong secondary class again. Majette will be a project -- he's very much an athlete at the moment -- but he has some serious athletic ability and impresses on film.
Here's his highlight tape: