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Maryland football recruiting roundup: New offers, Rashad Wheeler commits to Pittsburgh

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The Terps were in the running late for Wheeler, but playing for the home state schools proved to be too much to overcome.

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After losing out on highly touted Gilman (MD) defensive tackle Ellison Jordan, head coach Randy Edsall went back to the drawing board to recruit quality players that could fill that empty void. Central Catholic (PA) senior Rashad Wheeler was viewed as a quality option considering Jordan was verbally committed to Penn State.

Wheeler, a three-star recruit, made the expected choice to stay home and attend Pittsburgh. Penn State was the school labeled by many as the favorite, but with Jordan and Michael Colon on board, the defensive tackle position became too crowded for Wheeler. With the Nittany Lions off the board, Pittsburgh became the clear choice.

New offers: (All ratings according to the 247Sports Composite).

  • 2017 Plano, TX (Plano East) inside linebacker Anthony Hines. The 6'2, 227-pound linebacker ranks as the No. 2 inside linebacker in the junior class and the ninth-ranked player in the state of Texas.

  • 2017 Charleston, WV (South Charleston) four-star athlete Derrek Pitts. Pitts comes in as the 18th-ranked athlete in the junior class and the first-ranked player in the state of West Virginia. Pitts holds offers from Auburn, Louisville, Clemson, Marshall and West Virginia, among others. Pitss' crystal ball currently favors the Terps at 75%.

  • 2017 Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes) four-star defensive tackle Eric Crosby. The fifth-ranked defensive tackle in the junior class, Crosby holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and Miami (FL), among others.

  • 2017 Florida running back B.J. Daniels. Maryland was the second school to offer Daniels behind Florida Atlantic, per our own Pete Volk.

  • 2017 Naperville, IL (Neuqua Valley) wide receiver Isaiah Robertson. The 6'3, 190-pound pass-catcher is a four-star recruit who holds offer from Central Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Maryland and Toledo.

Other News:

  • 2016 St. John's College (D.C.) defensive end Terrell Hall received an offer from Auburn. Hall's crystal ball is significantly in favor of Alabama.