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National Signing Day 2017: 3-star WR Carlos Carriere signs with Maryland football

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He’s going to be a project, but there’s definite potential here.

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Maryland football’s tallest wide receiver’s commitment is now official.

Alpharretta, Ga. recruit Carlos Carriere has signed his National Letter of Intent, cementing the verbal pledge he made in May.

Maryland was the first team to offer him after seeing his highlight tape in March, Carriere told Testudo Times. He went to campus for an unofficial visit in April, then committed a month later. He took his official visit in December.

Carriere wasn’t highly ranked on any recruiting service, likely due to the fact that he needs to put in some serious work in the weight room. He’s 6’5, but only weighs 170 pounds, according to his 247Sports and Rivals profiles. He might need to gain at least 30 pounds before he’s even allowed to see the field.

Offensive coordinator Walt Bell and receivers coach Chris Beatty are certainly betting he’ll be a weapon once he sees the field, whether that’s in 2017, 2018 or beyond. The Terps have enough other receivers committed that they can afford to be patient.