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5-star DE and Maryland football target Joshua Kaindoh announcing Saturday, still could pick Terps, per report

He left the Terps off his top four, but a reliable analyst thinks he'll pick Maryland.

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Five-star Florida defensive end Joshua Kaindoh would be one of the top recruits Maryland football has ever landed, and after a tumultuous few weeks, the Terps are apparently still in play for him.

Kaindoh will announce his commitment Saturday, according to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports, who is predicting the IMG Academy recruit will choose Maryland.

Maryland's pursuit of Kaindoh has been full of twists and turns. On April 18, 247Sports named Maryland as its predicted destination for Kaindoh. Two days later, he tweeted out his top four schools, and Maryland wasn't one of them.

Still, Wiltfong is picking the Terps to land Kaindoh, saying, "My prediction is Maryland although I expect Kaindoh to still take visits following this decision."

There are few guarantees in the inexact world of recruiting reporting. Still, Wiltfong is one of the best recruiting analysts out there, so his word shouldn't be taken lightly.

Kaindoh is the No. 1 weak-side defensive end in the class of 2017 and the No. 4 player in Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Maryland is competing against Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan for Kaindoh's services. Here's his 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction: