Maryland football has received Marcus Minor’s National Letter of Intent, and the he will join the Terps this summer.
Minor is a MAJOR pick-up! #DMVtoUMD ➡️ @AyeeMarcus_. #Shell17 pic.twitter.com/3A2zbjRXaI— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) February 1, 2017
The four-star guard is rated as the No. 5 prospect in Maryland and the No. 15 guard in the country on the 247Sports Composite. Minor committed to the Terps in August, and there wasn’t much drama from there, aside from the spinal contusion he suffered in the WCAC title game.
He continues the recent trend of blue-chip DeMatha talent staying home. The Terps had four freshmen from the school see playing time in 2016—Lorenzo Harrison, Tino Ellis, Terrance Davis and D.J. Turner—and have four-star prospects Minor and Anthony McFarland on the way.
Maryland has plenty of talent on its offensive line in 2017. The Terps will return starters Davis, Mike Minter, Brendan Moore and Damian Prince, as well as several others. It’s unclear how quickly Minor will fit into that picture, but seeing as the offensive staff likes to rotate linemen, he should have a chance to impact the team right away.
Minor got a warm welcome from none other than ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt.
The legendary @notthefakeSVP with a warm welcome... and some advice for @AyeeMarcus_. #Shell17 https://t.co/QGrdVsFybU— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) February 1, 2017