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Parnell Motley commits to Maryland: Terps beat national powers for DC athlete

Maryland's recent recruiting momentum lands another local.

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Three-star D.C. athlete Parnell Motley committed to Maryland Friday, the prospect announced on Twitter. Motley chose Maryland over reported offers from Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State and Oklahoma, among others. He ranks as the No. 205 wide receiver in the Class of 2016 and the No. 10 player in Washington D.C. by the 247Sports Composite.

The 6'1 170-pound prospect from H.D. Woodson High School (Washington D.C.). also plays cornerback at the high school level, and could find himself at either position in College Park. Looking at film on this kid, as a wide receiver, he gets north and south with ease, has a quick first step at the line of scrimmage and he has great hands. On the other side of the ball, he has great ball skills and is an excellent tackler. In addition to all of that, he has shown ability to be a special teams threat.

Motley either joins D.J. Turner as the second wide receiver in the 2016 class or Travon Stott, Mike Viti, Tyrone Hill and Silas Kelly as the fifth defensive back. The Terrapins are still hoping to get Trevon Diggs and DeMatha Catholic wide receiver Tino Ellis who will make their decisions in July.

Here's his highlight film: