Maryland has lost out on their biggest remaining target in the 2015 class, as four-star local offensive tackle Isaiah Prince committed to Alabama, Ryan Bartow is reporting. The Eleanor Roosevelt (Md.) prospect is considered the best player in the state of Maryland, and would have made it three out of four years that the Terps landed the top in-state player (Stefon Diggs, Damian Prince). The prospect has reportedly canceled visits to both Ohio State and Maryland.
Prince is rated a four-star prospect by the 247Sports composite, ranking as the No. 105 prospect in the class and the seventh-best offensive tackle in the country. He chose the Tide over offers from Ohio State, Maryland, Florida and Penn State, among others.
Prince would have given the Terrapins three blue-chip commitments in the class, joining defensive tackle Adam McLean and interior offensive lineman Quarvez Boulware (whose commitment status is up in the air, to say the least). His commitment would have also given Maryland four blue-chip offensive linemen over the past two classes, all of which would be freshmen this season. Three is still nothing to scoff at, but Prince would have particularly helped on the outside at tackle.