Maryland football has suffered its third decommitment from its 2017 recruiting class, as two-star kicker Jonathan Doerer has flipped to Notre Dame.
Doerer committed to Maryland as a walk-on in late July after visiting for a camp. 247Sports ranks the North Carolina recruit as the No. 17 kicker in the class, but Kohlskicking has him as the fifth-best kicker.
Here’s their scouting report on him:
Doerer hit an 86 yard 4.4 KO in May of 2016 at our Southern Showcase. He may have had a 10 mph tailwind at most. His FG consistency has improved since the last time we saw him. His athletic ability is rare and he should get multiple D1 offers due to the specialness of his leg strength. Doerer can punt but his kicking is currently ahead of his punting. Doerer made 9 of 10 charted FG in May of 2016 and is ready to have a big summer in 2016.
The Terps don’t look like they have any other kicker targets remaining in the 2017 class, so it seems likely they’ll wait to grab another kicker until next cycle. They currently have rising seniors Adam Greene and Danny Sutton and rising sophomore Mike Shinsky on the roster for next season.