Three-star athlete Josiah McLaurin made his commitment to Maryland football official Wednesday when he signed with the program during on early National Signing Day.
A dynamic playmaker, he totaled over 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of his past three seasons at Clinton High School (Clinton, North Carolina). In total, he accumulated almost 5,000 all-purpose yards and 83 touchdowns during his career. He garnered an all-state selection after his junior year.
This past season, he ran for 1,170 yards and managed 570 receiving yards. Maryland lists him as a running back — similar to Terps freshman Braeden Wisloski, who signed with the program as an athlete but is listed as a running back. Wisloski earned an All-Big Ten honorable mention as a kick returner this fall.
Listed at 6-foot, 180 pounds, McLaurin is ranked as the No. 40 overall player from North Carolina and No. 103 athlete in his class, per the 247Sports Composite.
He chose Maryland over East Carolina and Virginia Tech.