Maryland has added another local piece to its 2016 class, as Good Counsel (Md.) cornerback Travon Stott pledged to the Terps while on a visit Saturday, the prospect announced on Twitter. Stott received an offer March 5, nearly committing on the spot before thinking it over and doing just that under a month later later.
Blessed to announce that I have commited to the University of Maryland #Goterps #DMVtoUMD pic.twitter.com/nrOnfmQysX— The Glorified (@_glorifiedvon) April 4, 2015
Maryland was the first offer for the 5'11, 169-pound prospect, who also visited Virginia Tech. Stott is considered a three-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite, ranking as the 105th-best cornerback in the 2016 class and the 26th-best player in the state.
That makes six commitments for Maryland in the 2016 class, with five in-state prospects. Good Counsel's Stott joins teammate Keandre Jones (a four-star linebacker) as defensive commits in the class, while South Carroll's Brian Plummer and DeMatha duo Lorenzo Harrison and Darryl Turner are the program's in-state pledges on offense (this year's DeMatha-Good Counsel game is going to be extra fun).
That local emphasis will only help with Maryland's attempt to keep DMV prospects at home, which Stott cited in his initial offer tweet.
Here's some highlight film. Stott lacks explosive speed, but he's a strong coverage presence with a big frame. Maryland has favored larger corners in the past few classes, and he fits that mold. For the impatient who are looking for interceptions, there are three starting at 1:40.