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National Signing Day 2015: Texas lineman Mbi Tanyi signs with Maryland

The Terrapins grab a signing from the Lone Star State for the second straight year.


Maryland has needed to get better in the trenches for some time. On National Signing Day, the Terrapins officially landed a versatile three-star lineman from Texas.

Mbi Tanyi, a guard and defensive end from George Bush High School in Richmond, verbally committed to UMD in June and signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.

The Terps were the first to offer Tanyi a scholarship back in February and the lineman made Maryland the favorite even as he gathered offers from Louisiana Tech, Washington, Houston and Air Force. The 6-foot-3, 247-pound lineman recorded 26 tackles and seven for a loss in nine games as a senior at Bush. He's currently a bit undersized and a redshirt year would make sense for Tanyi to figure out a full-time position, whether it be as an interior offensive lineman, linebacker or strong-side end.

Tanyi is the No. 167 player in the state and the No. 71 strong-side defensive end in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite. Here are some highlights from his senior year with the Broncos: