Maryland fans didn’t have to wait until National Signing Day to get good news from Breyon and Brandon Gaddy.
This was a surprise announcement, as Brandon told SECCountry he and his brother would unveil their decision at a ceremony on Wednesday. But Breyon and Brandon both tweeted Tuesday they’d be sticking with Maryland.
#GoTerps #Shell17 pic.twitter.com/98yBSC33s8— Breyon Gaddy (@GaddyBreyon) January 31, 2017
#Shell17 #GoTerps pic.twitter.com/JGsEJXc533— Brandon Gaddy (@bgaddy97) January 31, 2017
Keeping the Gaddys is great news for the Terps, who are thin on a defensive line that ranked dead last in adjusted line yards in 2016.
Breyon, rated a four-star recruit on the 247Sports Composite, brings enormous size in a 6’5, 335-pound frame. The Composite ranks him as the No. 14 recruit in Virginia and the No. 21 defensive tackle in the class.
Brandon is a bit smaller and more versatile. He’s listed at 6’5, 289 pounds by 247Sports and 6’4, 260 pounds by Rivals, and figures to play defensive end in college. The Composite has him as the No. 18 prospect in Virginia and the No. 52 defensive tackle in the class.
They committed to Maryland following a visit in December, but their visit to Florida over the weekend figured to be a big hurdle. SECCountry’s report says they were offered by the Gators last month, but their Twitter feeds and 247Sports pages do not show Florida offers.
Whatever happened, head coach DJ Durkin and defensive coordinator Andy Buh will be glad to keep them.