When IMG Academy defensive end Joshua Kaindoh committed to Maryland football back in April, he was a five-star prospect. At the time, he was Maryland’s highest recruit since Stefon Diggs committed to the program in 2012.
Sometime after he committed, his status on the 247Sports Composite rankings moved down to that of a four-star recruit.
247Sports recently did some recruit regrading, which they do all the time, and now Kaindoh’s back to being a five-star player. The Terps have the No. 16 recruiting class in the country, according to the 247Sports.
In an interview with The Diamondback, Kaindoh expressed how he wants to be a part of change for Maryland football. "It's easy to go to a top dog and just do that ... I want to help build us up. It's going up."
Kaindoh is enrolling early, coming to Maryland for the spring semester. He’ll bring along what could be Maryland’s best recruiting class of all time, which should be a comfort to fans who are feeling a bit down on the program during its current losing streak.
This week’s offers
Four-star WR Shaquon Anderson-Butts. Butts is the No. 9 player in the state of Pennsylvania and the No. 42 wideout in the Class of 2018, according to the 247Sports Composite. 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predicts he’ll land at Penn State.
Blessed to pick up an offer from Maryland #Terps— quon (@anderson_quon) October 20, 2016
TE/WR Salvatore Cannella. Cannella is from Arlington Heights, Ill. The Terps become the first power five school to offer Cannella. He is currently not ranked on the 247Sports Composite.
Extremely blessed to receive my first @B1Gfootball offer from The University of Maryland @TerpsFootball pic.twitter.com/exawZImKku— Salvatore Cannella (@salnells) October 19, 2016
Three-star WR Gavin Holmes. Holmes is the No. 126 player in the state of Texas and the No. 142 wide receiver in 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite. Holmes is currently committed to Iowa.
Blessed to have received an offer from the university of Maryland! #Terps ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/SItmYlq78K— G3 ® (@Gavin_Holmes23) October 14, 2016
Four-star CB Jordan Miner. The Tampa, Fla. native is currently the No. 46 player in the state of Florida and the No. 32 corner in his class, according to 247Sports. Penn State offered him the same day Maryland did.
Blessed to receive an offer from Maryland pic.twitter.com/ckNa3iMWpl— 1️⃣ (@Jordan_Miner1) October 13, 2016
RB TyQuan Brown. Brown is not currently ranked on the 247Sports composite, and according to his tweet below, this is his first offer. According to his 247Sports page, The Woodbridge, Va. native has also received interest from Florida State and Virginia Tech.
Blessed To Say I Have Received My Very First Offer From The University Of Maryland All Glory 2 God #DMV2UMD pic.twitter.com/p73vCY25gd— 5⃣ (@TyQuan5_) October 15, 2016
In Other News
- DeMatha Catholic running back Anthony McFarland, arguably Maryland’s top target in the class of 2017, appears to have enjoyed his visit to Miami this weekend. Several recruiting analysts now predict him to go to the Hurricanes instead of the Terps.
- 247Sports has three-star Georgia athlete Jalen Browder, four-star New Jersey athlete Markquese Bell and three-star Philadelphia cornerback Kenny Bennett visiting Maryland this weekend.