The Maryland football program made the top-six group for one of 2017’s best receivers and one of the better performers at last week’s Opening, the premier showcase for high school football talent.
The player involved is Mark Webb, a 2017 wideout from Archbishop Wood (Pa.) with offers from some of the top schools in the country. Webb announced his top six on Twitter Friday night, with Maryland included:
That’s Maryland along with Penn State, Temple, North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. Recruiting analysts mostly peg Georgia as his leader, and DK Pittsburgh Sports’ Audrey Snyder believes he’ll make his decision in August.
Webb is rated the No. 15 receiver in the country, and I think that’s about right. He doesn’t have absolute breakneck speed, but he’s big (listed at 6’2) and plenty fast. He’s got good hands, and he made some impressive plays at The Opening.
Here’s video of one play, in which Webb adjusts his route and makes himself open down the sideline for a deep ball from Syracuse QB commit Tommy Devito:
There’s a long way to go for Maryland in this recruitment, but it’d be a valuable payoff if the Terrapins could land Webb. He’s excellent.