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Tino Ellis commits to Maryland: Terps land 4-star DeMatha wide receiver

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Maryland lands its third local blue-chipper in the 2016 class.

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Maryland has landed one of its top targets in the 2016 class, as four-star DeMatha (Md.) wide receiver Tino Ellis committed to the Terps Friday, the prospect announced in a televised ceremony. He chose Maryland over Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Wake Forest and Rutgers.

Ellis joins DeMatha teammates Lorenzo Harrison and DJ Turner in the class. The 6'1, 185-pound prospect ranks as the No. 46 wide receiver in the country and the No. 9  in the state by the 247Sports Composite. He also held offers from Wisconsin and Nebraska, among others.

The pledge marks Maryland's third blue-chip recruit of the class, eclipsing the program's 2015 total. Ellis is close with fellow blue-chip commitment Dwayne Haskins, and his commitment should help in Maryland's pursuit of four-star local targets Trevon Diggs and Terrance Davis.

Ellis and Turner now form a fearsome wide receiver duo in Maryland's 2016 class, helping to reform a DeMatha pipeline that had fallen off in recent years. The two are joined by Texas prospect Evan Fairs, another wide receiver who committed to the Terrapins Friday.

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