Maryland head coach Mike Locksley scored a hat trick on Monday as the Terps secured commitments from three skill position players in the class of 2023 in three-star wide receiver Derrick Rogers Jr., unranked wide receiver Josh Richards and No. 57 tight end Dylan Wade.
Rogers Jr. and Wade play together at Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, and hope to make a formidable duo for years to come in the receiver room in College Park.
Rogers Jr. has elite speed and can take the top off the defense with ease. He showcased his dynamic quickness with a 75-yard touchdown in a game versus New Smyrna Beach last season.
Wade, a two-sport athlete, was a member of the school’s varsity basketball team in 2021 despite being a sophomore. He averaged 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest, according to 247 Sports. The six-foot-four wideout is sudden with his wide variety of routes and easily high-points the football to prevent defenders from making a play on the ball.
Richards, an unranked prospect, per the 247Sports Composite, is six-foot-three with the potential to be a matchup nightmare on the outside. Richards has the ability to use his body to shield defenders and make contested catches.
Locksley has 11 players in his 2023 recruiting class secured with the recruiting dead period now in effect.
In other news
Maryland signed baseball head coach Rob Vaughn to a contract extension on Monday.
In a decade with Rob Vaughn on staff, @TerpsBaseball has:— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) June 27, 2022
- Made 5 of its 8 NCAA Tournaments all-time
- Made its first 2 Super Regionals ever
- Broken the school wins record 3 times
- Won its 1st conference title in 51 years
- Hosted its 1st-ever Regional
Future is bright pic.twitter.com/mrBtS7gXLt
"It's our job to continue to build this thing. I love this place."— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) June 27, 2022
Just the beginning. Special things ahead in CP. pic.twitter.com/tCf4FZoJO5
"Maryland is where I want to be."— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) June 27, 2022
College Park is the destination. #DirtyTerps pic.twitter.com/jIPOeJpcmz
Maryland baseball had a phenomenal starting pitching rotation this past season and they were awarded for their efforts.
Got some big time arms in College Park #DirtyTerps pic.twitter.com/te0WmKyX1m— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) June 27, 2022
Maryland men’s lacrosse reflected on last month’s national championship.
A truly special group. Already missing these guys and all our graduates. #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/PeBMxd2Jyw— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) June 27, 2022
Maryland men’s basketball will not compete in the annual Gavitt Games between the Big Ten and the Big East, per CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. The Terps have not been in the event since 2017.
NEWS: Matchups are set for the 2022 Gavitt Games, according to multiple sources.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 28, 2022
Villanova at Michigan State
Indiana at Xavier
Iowa at Seton Hall
Marquette at Purdue
Butler at Penn St
Northwestern at Georgetown
Nebraska at St. John's
DePaul at Minnesotahttps://t.co/uv7WkVzTKM
Maryland women’s basketball announced former Navy staff member Kelsey Wolfe as its new Associate Director of Basketball Performance.
Thrilled to welcome Kelsey Wolfe as our Associate Director of Basketball Performance! #FearTheTurtle https://t.co/EfPiflYXC7— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) June 27, 2022
Maryland Athletics’ broadcast and production department earned three Capital Emmy Awards for its work, it was announced Saturday.
Maryland, thriving.— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) June 27, 2022
Three Emmys for the Terps! https://t.co/Hz8YfzdpSt
Maryland men’s basketball continues to put the work in this summer.
The guys back playing at XFINITY >>>>> pic.twitter.com/BcbdH0JxbL— Maryland Men’s Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) June 27, 2022
Maryland women’s basketball freshman guard Ava Sciolla came to College Park to win some games.
“I decided to come to Maryland because I like to WIN.”— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) June 27, 2022
Welcome home, @avasci2 ❤️#TerpFamily x #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/14Bta8Lodc