In many ways, Maryland was an obvious choice for Darnell Savage. The Terrapins were one of the first programs to show serious interest in the recruit, and kept their interest high even after he suffered a season-ending knee injury during his junior year.
On Wednesday, Savage made his pledge official by signing a National Letter of Intent with UMD as part of National Signing Day.
Savage is considered a three-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite, ranking as the No. 91 cornerback in the country and the No. 2 player in Delaware. The 5-foot-10, 172-pound prospect will bring depth at a position where it is critical. The Terps are in good shape there next season — senior Jeremiah Johnson is the only one of Maryland's top four corners it loses — but are young. That could mean an opportunity for Savage early.
Savage, who played at Caravel Academy in Bear, joins running back Brandon Ross and cornerback Jarrett Ross as Delaware natives on the roster. Here are some highlights from his senior year at Caravel: