Maryland has some key holes to fill in at wide receiver, and the team has officially signed a Philadelphia product Wednesday that has a chance to immediately contribute.
D.J. Moore, a three-star wide receiver from Imhotep Institute Charter High School, signed his National Letter of Intent with the Terrapins as part of National Signing Day. The nation's No. 46 receiver and the 10th-best player from Pennsylvania will compete for one of the spots in UMD's receivers rotation vacated by Stefon Diggs and Deon Long.
The 6-foot, 180-pound athlete is already joined by three-star wide receiver Jahrvis Davenport in the Class of 2015. Levern Jacobs and Taivon Jacobs are expected to move in to Maryland's starting lineup with Diggs and Long gone, but both freshmen receivers will have an opportunity to compete for immediate playing time.
Aside from his potential on-field contributions, Moore is also valuable for his connection to a key 2016 prospect. Naseir Upshur, a four-star tight end who has visited College Park, played with Moore at Imhotep Institute and is close friends with the Terrapin.