Maryland received a massive commitment from four-star Bullis (Md.) quarterback Dwayne Haskins Friday, giving Randy Edsall the star he needs to build what could be a massive local class. Haskins called out more than a dozen other local recruits during the press conference, saying he was going to to recruit them to join him in College Park.
As it stands, Maryland's already off to a fine start in the class, and Haskins was the piece that finally launched the Terrapins into the top 25. Haskins joins fellow in-state blue-chipper Keandre Jones (linebacker, Good Counsel) at the top of the class, and is the seventh in-state commitment out of eight pledges.
If Haskins is able to pull in some other local elites, like four-star cornerback Trevon Diggs, four-star offensive guard Terrance Davis and four-star wide receiver Tino Ellis (all mentioned by Haskins during his ceremony), the Terrapins may very well just stay in the top 25. Edsall's previous best recruiting class at Maryland ranked No. 38 in 2012 -- the class that landed Stefon Diggs.
Maryland now has the No. 25 class in the country by the 247Sports Composite, ranking No. 4 in the Big Ten. That's ahead of Jim Harbaugh's Michigan, Gus Malzahn's Auburn, Charlie Strong's Texas and Bob Stoops's Oklahoma, among others.