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Maryland recruiting roundup: New offers, Joey Fisher commits to Maryland

Maryland picked up its seventh commitment for the class of 2016, Haskins visits Rutgers.

The University of Maryland picked up its seventh commitment for the ongoing 2016 cycle on Wednesday April, 22, when local defensive end Joey Fisher pledged to the Terps. Fisher was offered a scholarship on April 21, and wasted little time in announcing his collegiate plans.

D.C. running back Abdul Adams verbally committed to Michigan State this weekend. Adams committed during a visit to East Lansing. 247Sports labeled him as a Michigan State lean heading into the weekend, but Maryland was keeping an eye on the top local running back.

For the latest on Maryland recruiting, let's dive into the roundup.

New Offers (All ratings according to 247Sports Composite):

  • 2016 defensive end Joey Fisher.

  • 2016 Dublin Coffman (Ohio) offensive tackle Alex Gellerstedt. At 6'7, 270 pounds, Gellerstedt ranks as the 80th-best offensive tackle in the country per the 247sports Composite. The prospect holds offers from Kentucky, Illinois, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Rutgers, among others.

  • 2016 Warren Howland (Ohio) defensive end Tommy Carnifax. Another Buckeye state product, the 6'5, 245-pound Carnifax registers as the 32nd-best strong-side defensive end in the class and the 23rd-best player in Ohio. Kentucky, Cincinnati and a host of MAC schools have offered the prospect.

  • 2016 Fredricksburg (Va.) offensive lineman Zach Adams. At a towering 6'7, 310 pounds, Adams fits a perfect build of linemen that Maryland has been coveting lately. The prospect holds offers from Virginia and Air Force, and recently received offers from Illinois and Kansas.

  • 2017 Clairton (Pa.) cornerback Lamont Wade. Wade announced on his twitter account that he received a Maryland offer on April 20th. A four-star recruit per the 247sports Composite, the 5'10, 185-pound prospect holds offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia, among others.

  • 2016 Dematha offensive lineman Elijah Johnson. Johnson stands at an impressive 6'5, 315 pounds. He is the sixth student-athlete from Dematha to be offered by the Terps. The prospect holds offers from West Virginia, Boston College and Rutgers, among others.

Other Notes:

  • Prized quarterback Dwayne Haskins announced he visited Rutgers this weekend. The highly sought after recruit is labeled as the staple of the "Stay Home Movement," but Haskins is originally a native of New Jersey and the option to attend Rutgers is firmly on the table

  • Four-star North Carolina running back Robert Washington committed to Florida in a taped interview with Bleacher Report, and then held a press conference to announce he was committing to Syracuse.

  • 2016 Imhotep tight end Naseir Upshur trimmed his list to 13 schools, and Maryland made the cut. Upshur has been connected with coveted Terps quarterback target Dwayne Haskins, and with Haskins' crystal ball spiking in Maryland's favor, the Terps stand a formidable chance with Upshur. The prospect also committed to playing in the 2016 Under Armour All-American Game.

  • 2016 Good Counsel defensive end Izon Pulley picked up an offer from Miami (Fla.).

  • Atlee (Va.) athlete JJ Givens picked up an offer from North Carolina. Givens, who received an offer from Maryland in March, now holds 15 offers per his 247sports page.

  • 2016 Alief Elsik (Texas) safety, cornerback Chris Brown received offers from Indiana and Arizona State. Coach McCardell has been credited with establishing inroads for the Terps since his arrival. Brown holds offers from Duke, Houston, Louisville and a host of Big Ten schools, including Purdue, Indiana, Michigan and Michigan State.

  • Recent Terps offer David Adams announced on his twitter page that he received an offer from Cincinnati.

  • Local defensive back, wide receiver Eric Burrell received offers from Temple and Nebraska. The McDonogh school product holds 11 offers. Per his 247sports profile, the Terps are tied with Duke for crystal ball selections with 33% of the picks.

  • Four-star DeMatha wide receiver Tino Ellis received an offer from Wisconsin. Maryland, Virginia Tech and Rutgers are the trio of schools that stand out for Ellis as of now.

  • Potomac safety Gregory Ross received an offer from Nebraska. After releasing his list of top schools, Ross has been labeled as a North Carolina lean. The prospect plans on committing May 2.