Three-star junior college offensive tackle T.J. Bradley is officially Maryland-bound after signing his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.
A BIG signing!— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 20, 2017
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Bradley is the No. 1 JuCo prospect in Virginia and the No. 5 JuCo offensive tackle in the country, per the 247Sports Composite. It’s the second year in a row Maryland has pulled a transfer from Lackawanna Community College, where former Terp Mark Duda is the head coach. Coming in at 6’8, 290 pounds, Bradley will be the tallest Terp in any football meeting room he enters.
This past year was the first season he played live downs of football since his freshman year at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg, Virginia. His near-four-star rating, therefore, is based mainly on his potential.
Bradley will have three years to play his three remaining seasons of eligibility, which means he can afford taking a year to get acclimated to Big Ten football if he needs it.
Maryland also has four-star offensive tackle Jaelyn Duncan in the fold in this class and signed four-stars Marcus Minor and Jordan McNair and three-star Tyran Hunt last year. One of or both of them could slide in to play guard, but each has the skills to be a bookend tackle for the Terps. With Derwin Gray and Damian Prince each potentially leaving for the NFL Draft, Maryland could use all the depth it can get at offensive tackle.