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National Signing Day 2017: 4-star DT Cam Spence signs with Maryland football

He was the first blue-chip recruit to verbally commit to the Terps.

Spence poses with Maryland defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim.
Cam Spence / Twitter

Maryland football’s first blue-chip verbal commit for the Class of 2017 has made his pledge official.

The Terps have received four-star defensive tackle Cam Spence’s National Letter of Intent, cementing his spot in what looks to be the program’s best recruiting class ever.

Spence verbally committed to Maryland in April, starting off the team’s first big recruiting weekend for this cycle. He was attending IMG Academy in Florida when he committed, but transferred back north to St. John’s College High School in D.C. for his senior season.

There, he teamed up with Maryland quarterback commit Kasim Hill and edge rusher commit Kofi Wardlow. He saw former IMG teammate Joshua Kaindoh decommit from the Terps and end up at Florida State, but elected to stick with Maryland even after defensive line coach Mike London left the program to accept the head coaching job at Howard.

The 247Sports Composite rates him as the No. 20 defensive tackle in the Class of 2017 and the No. 3 recruit in D.C.

Spence was the highest rated of six verbal commitments on the defensive line for the Terps. He’ll enroll in June, and could be in for playing time as a true freshman.