Maryland football has officially added another quarterback into the fold for 2018, as three-star prospect Tyler DeSue has officially signed with the Terps.
Officially signed to the University of Maryland‼️‼️ I wouldn’t wanna be any other place in the country. Feels great to be a Terp #Big10— Tyler Damon DeSue (@DeSueTd3) December 20, 2017
DeSue is the No. 12 prospect in Virginia and the No. 21 dual-threat quarterback in the country, per the 247Sports Composite. The product of Bishop Sullivan High School in Virginia Beach committed to Maryland in April over UCF and NC State. He also fielded offers from Virginia, West Virginia and Indiana.
At the time of his commitment, DeSue was a four-star prospect ranked 13th among dual-threat signal callers. His ratings have dipped slightly since then, but his Crusaders held their own against a national schedule this fall en route to a 6-5 record.
DeSue will join three former Bishop Sullivan teammates in College Park, as wide receiver Tahj Capehart and twin defensive tackles Brandon and Breyon Gaddy joined the program in 2017. The Terps also have a pledge from Darryl Jones, another wideout from Virginia Beach, in this class. It’s an area filled with talent, and Durkin and Chris Beatty have given Maryland a presence there that the Terps haven’t had in the past.
It’s tough to project where DeSue fits into Maryland’s quarterback plans in 2018. The Terps used four starters under center in 2017 due to injuries, and all four will return. One of sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome or freshman Kasim Hill—they both figure to receive medical redshirts after tearing their ACLs in the first three games of the season—is expected to start. Max Bortenschlager, who started eight games in 2017, will be a junior, as will Ryan Brand. Then there’s Caleb Henderson, a former four-star prospect who has one year of eligibility remaining.
The group will be crowded, but if Maryland football has learned anything in recent years, it’s that there’s no such thing as too many quarterbacks.