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Maryland football is making recruiting moves in Georgia

Our weekly Maryland football recruiting roundup.

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Alexander Jonesi

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Maryland football head coach DJ Durkin has made recruiting in Florida a priority, but he hasn’t ignored Georgia, either.

The Terps have already landed two 2017 commitments from the state in three-star wide receivers Sean Nelson and Carlos Carriere, and there could be more to come. Maryland just offered three-star offensive tackle Jacob Bolton, and three-star linebacker Malik Horton is planning on taking an official visit to College Park soon.

Bolton’s the No. 178 player in Georgia and the No. 145 tackle in his class, according to the 247Sports Composite. Besides Maryland, Bolton’s highest-profile offer is from Iowa State. He told Testudo Times he’ll officially visit Maryland this season.

Nelson was the first of the group to commit, doing so May. He is the No. 98 player in the state of Georgia and the No. 136 receiver in his class, according to the 247Sports Composite. The 6’2, 180-pound recover held 17 offers, including Louisville, West Virginia, Illinois, and Indiana.

Carriere committed to Maryland a week after Nelson did. The 6’5, 170-pound receiver held 10 offers including Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Navy. He’s the No. 111 player in the state of Georgia and the No. 152 player in his class, according to the 247Sports Composite. He told Testudo Times he’s planning on visiting Maryland for its Big Ten opener against Purdue, but said it won’t be an official visit. Here’s his recently released highlight tape:

Horton attends Langston Hughes, the same high school as Nelson, and was planning on visiting the Terps this summer before a transportation issue got in the way. He told Testudo Times that he and Nelson are planning on visiting Maryland together.

This week’s offers

  • Four-star quarterback Lynn Bowden, from Youngstown, Ohio. He’s the No. 7 player in the state of Ohio and No. 9 athlete in his class, according to the 247sports composite. Along with Maryland, the 6’1, 185 QB holds offers from 7 other Big Ten schools, including Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Rutgers, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Penn State.

He did this:

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