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Nick Underwood commits to Maryland football: Terps land JuCo LB

That’s four commits in three days for DJ Durkin and his staff.

NCAA Football: Maryland at Indiana Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland football added a 26th member to its class of 2017, as Nick Underwood committed to the Terps on Tuesday.

Underwood, an Oregon native, committed to Air Force two years ago. He signed his National Letter of Intent to play there, but didn’t end up attending school there. He spent last season at Riverside City College, the same school that Maryland corner JC Jackson attended.

Underwood is the second linebacker to join the Terps’ 2017 class, along with three-star Good Counsel linebacker Ayinde Eley. Twenty-six members makes for a large class, and even if there’s some attrition, this’ll be a big one. This is a stark contrast from DJ Durkin’s first recruiting class, which he and he staff had to scramble to assemble in such a short time.

The Terps also received commitments from defensive tackles Breyon and Brandon Gaddy and offensive tackle Tyran Hunt on Sunday.

Maryland was primarily competing with Washington State for Underwood’s services, but New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech were also recruiting him.