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Tyler DeSue commits to Maryland football: Terps land 4-star Virginia QB

The Terps have their 2018 quarterback.

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For the second year in a row, Maryland football has landed a commitment from a blue-chip quarterback.

Four-star Bishop Sullivan, (Va.) dual-threat quarterback Tyler DeSue committed to Maryland Wednesday.

The 6’1, 185-pound quarterback is the No. 8 player in Virginia and the No. 13 dual-threat quarterback in the country, per the 247Sports Composite. His commitment continues an upward trend in talent at a position mired with inconsistency and poor play over the better part of the last decade for Maryland.

DeSue chose Maryland over offers from UCF and North Carolina State, among other schools.

He’s another coup for offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Walt Bell, who inked four-star St. John’s College quarterback Kasim Hill as a cornerstone of Maryland’s 2017 recruiting class.

Assuming no one transfers in or out, DeSue would join a crowded position by the time he gets to College Park. In addition to Hill, Caleb Henderson, Tyrrell Pigrome and Max Bortenschlager will all still have eligibility, as would current walk-on Ryan Brand.

DeSue comes from Virginia Beach powerhouse Bishop Sullivan, the same school that produced 2017 Maryland signees Brandon and Breyon Gaddy and Tahj Capehart. Similar to how DJ Durkin and his staff have made a point to prioritize the more local powerhouses, staking a claim to Bishop Sullivan’s top talent would be wise.

It looked for a while as if Maryland’s top target at quarterback was Devin Leary, a gunslinger from New Jersey, but a couple visits in March moved the Terps up DeSue’s list and vice versa. After a few weeks of deliberation and a visit to UCF, DeSue decided to seal the deal.

As always, it’s still a long way to National Signing Day. Maryland has secured a verbal commitment from DeSue for now, but will surely have to stave off other schools until February.