Maryland football landed a verbal commitment from three-star defensive end Lawtez Rogers on Thursday.
Rogers is the No. 26 recruit in the state of Maryland, according to 247Sports. The commitment is the Terps’ 21st in the Class of 2017, and they maintain their No. 17 ranking in the nation.
Rogers’ commitment comes just days after Maryland learned it would miss on its top recruit, Joshua Kaindoh, who reopened his commitment. Rogers and Kaindoh are both defensive ends, and while they’re not nearly on the same level as players, this is big for a class that was suddenly lacking at that position.
To continue on with an already solid recruiting class, DJ Durkin had to keep in-state talent home, and Rogers is a good start. The Terps now have eight of the top 26 prospects in Maryland, including seven of the top 17, and might add to that list before all is said and done.