Maryland commits Breyon and Brandon Gaddy went on an official visit to Florida this weekend, and fans won’t know until National Signing Day whether they’ll end up signing with the Terps.
Maryland head coach DJ Durkin and his staff were going to have to sweat out the twin defensive linemen’s decision. The Gaddys made it clear on Twitter that they were strongly considering the Gators, and they didn’t back down when they came back.
“We just have to talk to our parents and our head coach, Chris Scott,” Brandon told SECCountry. “We’ll make a final decision together on signing day. We’re doing a ceremony.”
One of the biggest things seemingly remaining in Maryland’s favor was that there wasn’t a sign Florida had actually offered them a scholarship. They haven’t tweeted out that they received an offer, and there isn’t one listed on either brother’s 247Sports page.
But SECCountry’s report says they were offered by Florida “last month.”
This keeps the picture blurry.
Signing day in 2 days hmmmm maybe Maryland maybe Florida— Brandon Gaddy (@bgaddy97) January 30, 2017
Maryland truly needs the Gaddy twins
They surprisingly committed to the Terps right after their official visit in December, giving Maryland an influx of size and talent at a position of need.
Maryland loses defensive end Roman Braglio and tackle Azubuike Ukandu to graduation. That’s two seniors from a line that was dead last in adjusted line yards last season. Breyon, who’s listed at 6’5, 335 pounds by Rivals and 247Sports, could potentially help there right away. Brandon, who’s listed at 6’5, 289 pounds by 247Sports and about 30 pounds and one inch less at Rivals, could play a couple different spots on the line.
Team them with four-star commit Cam Spence, and Maryland’s bringing in some solid reinforcements on the line. Lose them, and Maryland’s going to need to grab some high-rated recruits in 2018.
Other than the twins, Durkin’s staff has locked down just about all of its 2017 recruiting class. Eight commits enrolled at school last week, and the program has 19 other players verbally committed. Cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields is the only other player from whom Maryland’s awaiting a decision. He’s announcing on National Signing Day as well.