DeMatha offensive guard Evan Gregory has signed with Maryland football for the upcoming season. The three-star big man has been ranked as the 10th-best guard in the state of Maryland.
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Gregory, who was born and raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, has the chance to play for his hometown college football team. Gregory is listed at 6’4 and 285 pounds and a top-20 offensive guard in the 2018 recruiting class.
There was really never a doubt where Gregory was going to sign once Maryland offered him a scholarship, and once he got the letter, he didn’t take much time at all where to decide after deciding to only visit College Park. Gregory had offers from seven other schools, including Penn State, North Carolina and West Virginia, but remained firmly committed to the Terps throughout the recruiting process.
Gregory brings a lot to the table for a Maryland team that has struggled on both the offensive and defensive line. The Terps allowed 35 sacks this past season, which is 114th out of 129 teams in the FBS, and ranked 107th in tackles for loss allowed.
Gregory plays with a low pad level and does not allow many sacks from the guard position due to his great upper body strength and footwork. DeMatha averaged 125 passing yards per game last season and over 100 rushing yards per game.
Maryland expects to return most of its guards in 2018, so Gregory might not see a huge role immediately, but he has the talent to make a great impact in College Park.