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3-star OLB Nihym Anderson signs with Maryland football

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The Terps sign the second-highest rated outside linebacker in the class.

Three-star outside linebacker Nihym Anderson officially became a Terp after signing his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.

Anderson, who attends Vineland Senior High School South in Vineland, New Jersey, is the No. 24 prospect in New Jersey and the No. 54 outside linebacker in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite. He verbally committed in April, over Temple and Pitt.

Anderson is the second-highest ranked outside linebacker in this class, and the 6’2, 227-pounder has a good chance of getting significant playing time this year. Maryland is losing three senior linebackers, so the core will be depleted. The Terps are relying on youth from the linebacker position for next year, especially tough for a defense that was one of the worst in the conference last year.

In signing with the Terps, Anderson is one of just two players from New Jersey. Durkin hasn’t focused as much energy on New Jersey as the DMV but good talent has circulated through the program in the past couple of years, most notably four-star safety Markquese Bell, who left the program as a freshman this year.