Defensive end B’Ahmad Miller officially joined Maryland football Wednesday by signing his National Letter of Intent.
He is the nation’s No. 71 strong-side defensive end and the No. 26 player in Maryland, according to the 247Sports Composite. He is one of three SDE recruits in the Class of 2017, joining Tyran Hunt and Lawtez Rogers. Three-star Dion Gouldbourne was the only SDE in last year’s class.
According to 247’s Ahmed Ghafir, former head coach Randy Edsall barely recruited Miller, but he became more interested in staying in-state when Mike London was hired as the defensive line coach.
His 6’3, 235-pound frame suggests he will be a pass-rush specialist for the Terps, but he will have a tough battle for playing time despite Maryland’s lack of depth at the position.
Although only Roman Braglio graduated, last season’s sack leader Jessie Aniebonam and Chandler Burkett return, and Hunt and Rogers both have higher Composite ratings than Miller. Hunt also enrolled last week, so he will have a head start on his freshman teammates.
Miller previously attended Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Md. before transferring to St. Frances Academy in Baltimore for his senior year, where he was named to Second Team All-Metro by the Baltimore Sun and helped lead the Panthers to their first MIAA A conference championship in school history.
He committed to Maryland on Oct. 2, the day after Maryland demolished Purdue 50-7. Miller also had offers from fellow Big 10 school Illinois, along with Pittsburgh, Temple, Marshall, and Buffalo.