Maryland football has now officially signed both its junior college commits for the class of 2017, evidenced by this tweet:
Both are enrolling early, which means they won’t count as members of the 2017 recruiting class. They’ll be able to participate in spring practice, which should help them fight for playing time as soon as next season.
Underwood comes to Maryland from Lake Oswego, Oregon. His recruitment came down to Washington State and Maryland, and the Terps won out in the end. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 110 junior college recruit in the country and the No. 8 inside linebacker.
He played last season at Riverside City College, the same school that gave Maryland JC Jackson, who came in right before this season and became a starting cornerback. Underwood doesn’t come in with that same pedigree, but he could end up seeing some snaps behind Jermaine Carter Jr. and Shane Cockerille next season.