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Three Terrapin targets will announce Wednesday -- what else will be going on?

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Maryland's actually got an eventful Signing Day this time around, with a number of high-profile targets making their decisions Wednesday. The Terps' class could end up moving significantly higher in the rankings, but they'll need a few things to go right first.

We'll have full coverage of the day's festivities, but here's your quick guide to the most important questions facing Randy Edsall's program ahead of Wednesday's big event. Monday, we previewed what's going on with the conference as a whole -- here's a more focused look at Maryland.

Where will Isaiah Prince, Quarvez Boulware and Austrian Robinson end up?

Maryland's been focused on these three for a while now, and two (Prince and Robinson) make their respective decisions on Signing Day. All of the prospects are linemen (two offensive, one defensive) -- positions Maryland has been trying to sure up as they continue to adjust to the Big Ten's physical play.

A four-star prospect from Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt, Md.), Prince is the top-rated player in the state of Maryland and the seventh-best offensive tackle in the class. He originally committed to Alabama while on a visit two weeks ago, but has since visited Ohio State and Maryland and is rumored to be between those two schools.

Boulware, a four-star prospect from Friendship Academy (Washington, D.C.), reportedly committed to Maryland a few weeks back but has since taken visits to Wake Forest and Florida. He is expected to sign with the Terrapins, and will make his decision Tuesday.

The second-best prospect in New York, Robinson is a three-star strong-side defensive end who has called Maryland his leader multiple times in the process. Ole Miss and Miami have each made late runs, and the Rebels are the Terps' biggest competition for his signature.

We'll have announcement times and more for each of Maryland's targets Wednesday morning.

Will everyone sign?

Sixteen verbal commitments are expected to put pen to paper, with no rumors yet of any surprises going against Maryland. Here's the full list:

  1. Adam McLean, Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, Md.), 4 stars, .9419 composite rating, 14th-best defensive tackle, second-best player in Maryland. Highlights here.
  2. D.J. Moore, Imhotep Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.), 3 stars, .8872 composite rating, 46th-best wide receiver, 10th-best player in Pennsylvania. Highlights here.
  3. E.J. Donahue, Linganore (Frederick, Md.), 3 stars, .8867 composite rating, 25th-best offensive guard, eighth-best player in Maryland. Highlights here.
  4. Ty Johnson, Fort Hill (Cumberland, Md.), 3 stars, .8569 composite rating, 54th-best running back, 18th-best player in Maryland. Highlights here.
  5. Keiron Howard, Potomac (Oxon Hill, Md.), 3 stars, .8472 composite rating, 60th-best defensive tackle, 23rd-best player in Maryland. Highlights here.
  6. Gage Shaffer, Frankfort (Ridgeley, W.V.), 3 stars, .8441 composite rating, 40th-best pro-style quarterback, 2nd-best player in West Virginia. Highlights here.
  7. Darnell Savage, Caravel Academy (Bear, Del.), 3 stars, .8435 composite rating, 91st-best cornerback, 2nd-best player in Delaware. Highlights here.
  8. Ellis McKennie, McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), 3 stars, .8358 composite rating, 78th-best offensive guard, 29th-best player in Maryland. Highlights here.
  9. Gus Little, Massaponax (Fredericksburg, Va.), 3 stars, .8322 composite rating, 50th-best inside linebacker, 40th-best player in Virginia. Highlights here.
  10. Jahrvis Davenport, Robinson (Tampa, Fla.), 3 stars, .8311 composite rating, 157th-best wide receiver, 188th-best player in Florida. Highlights here.
  11. Mason Zimmerman, Anthony Wayne (Whitehouse, Ohio), 3 stars, .8304 composite rating, 18th-best center, 62nd-best player in Ohio. Highlights here.
  12. Will McClain, Middletown (Middletown, Md.), 3 stars, .8292 composite rating, 144th-best offensive tackle, 33rd-best player in Ohio. Highlights here.
  13. Brett Zanotto, Franklin Regional (Murrysville, Pa.), 3 stars, .8284 composite rating, 53rd-best inside linebacker, 34th-best player in Pennsylvania. Highlights here.
  14. Mbi Tanyi, Bush (Richmond, Texas), 3 stars, .8270 composite rating, 71st-best strong-side defensive end, 167th-best player in Texas. Highlights here.
  15. Isaiah Davis, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.), 3 stars, .8215 composite rating, 122nd-best athlete, 47th-best player in Virginia. Highlights here.
  16. Oseh Saine, Worcester Academy (Worcester, MA), unrated. Highlights here.

Will there be any surprises?

Probably not! Four-star Florida receiver Ryan Davis is reportedly down to Florida and Auburn (as is five-star Florida defensive end Byron Cowart), while four-star Baltimore quarterback Kai Locksley will reportedly pick between Florida State and Texas. There's also former Wisconsin commit T.J. Griffin, a Virginia Beach cornerback choosing between Virginia, Maryland and the Badgers ($).

Where will Maryland's class rank?

Probably in the 35-45 range, per usual. There's a chance Maryland could finish even higher (the Terps' highest-ranked class under Edsall is No. 38, so watch out for that), but that's probably the range they'll end up in.