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Breyon and Brandon Gaddy commit to Maryland: Terps land twin DTs

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The twins decommitted from Tennessee less than two weeks ago.

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Maryland football got two commitments at a position of need on Sunday, as twin defensive tackles Breyon and Brandon Gaddy are joining the Terps.

247Sports’ Ryan Bartow first reported their commitment, which the twins later confirmed with a Twitter announcement.

The twins decommitted from Tennessee on Nov. 29, and didn’t waste much time getting their new official visits in. They were in College Park this weekend, and they evidently liked what they saw.

They are the 23rd and 24th additions to Maryland’s 2017 recruiting class. Their commitment is somewhat unexpected, as they were being pursued by other big-name schools. Bartow reported that running backs coach Chris Beatty was the Gaddys’ primary recruiter.

Breyon is the higher-rated of the twins, but both are important additions to Maryland’s 2017 class. Breyon is a four-star recruit on the 247Sports Composite, which rates him as the No. 19 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 15 recruit in Virginia. Brandon is a three-star recruit, the No. 47 defensive tackle in the class and the No. 18 player in Virginia, according to the 247Sports Composite.

The Gaddys’ commitment brings Maryland’s 2017 class up to No. 15 on 247Sports’ rankings. They join four-star Cam Spence to form a formidable group of freshman defensive tackles for Maryland. The Terps are in need of improvement in that area, as they ranked near the country’s bottom in rushing defense this season.