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3-star OT Mason Lunsford signs with Maryland football

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The three-star offensive lineman committed to Maryland less than a week before signing.

Maryland football has officially received a Letter of Intent from Good Counsel offensive lineman Mason Lunsford.

“It’s a dream come true for me to able to stay home and go to Maryland,” Lunsford told Testudo Times on Wednesday. “I’ve been a fan of Maryland for the past couple years so it means a lot.”

Lunsford committed to Maryland on Dec. 14 after receiving an offer from Mike Locksley and a home visit from John Papuchis all within a few days.

“They just explained to me that they’re establishing a new culture and I could tell that this program is on the rise,” Lunsford said. “I’ve talked to former players from Maryland and they all loved it, so I was just comfortable committing because it’s my dream offer.”

The three-star offensive lineman stands at 6’5 and 305 pounds, fitting the Big Ten size Maryland has been looking for. He is ranked as the 27th-best player from the state of Maryland in 2019, but could be a gem for the Terrapins.

He spent time playing multiple positions on the offensive line in high school, with most snaps split between both tackle positions. In 2018 Lunsford was named to the WCAC first team as well as the Washington Post All-Met first team.

With the graduation of tackles Damian Prince and Derwin Gray, the Terrapins could use Lunsford to provide depth at a vital position on the field. The likes of Marcus Minor, Jaelyn Duncan and Tyran Hunt seem most likely to step into starting roles, but Lunsford could force his way into playing early.

This story has been updated after Testudo Times spoke with Lunsford about his signing.