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Maryland football makes top 6 for 4-star tackle Rasheed Walker

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The 2018 recruiting cycle is heating up.

Four-star offensive lineman Rasheed Walker included Maryland in his top six schools late Wednesday night.

The North Point High School (Md.) product is the second local blue-chip recruit to include Maryland in his top-something list this week, following in the footsteps of five-star cornerback Anthony Lytton, who included Maryland in his top five on Tuesday night.

Maryland is accompanied by Penn State, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Rutgers on Walker’s list. The 6’5, 280-pound lineman is the No. 8 prospect in Maryland and the No. 17 overall tackle in the country, per the 247Sports Composite.

The Terps are picking up some recruiting momentum heading into this weekend’s spring game, where their 2018 class could gain some new members. Maryland recently received Crystal Ball predictions for three-star offensive lineman Justin Johnson and three-star receiver Dontay Demus Jr., and four-star receiver Darryl Jones.

All three have ties to Maryland. Johnson attends Imhotep Institute in Philadelphia where current Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore went to high school. Maryland is also recruiting his teammate Isheem Young, who’s a high four-star safety, but he looks unlikely to strongly consider the Terps at this point. Demus attends Friendship Academy in Washington, where Maryland defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim started and brought the football program to prominence. Jones is a receiver who recently played on Maryland quarterback commit Tyler DeSue’s 7-on-7 team in Virginia Beach.

And then there’s four-star DeMatha offensive lineman Evan Gregory, who’s appeared to be a Maryland lean — albeit narrowly — for quite some time. He should be in attendance on Saturday. If he were to commit, it would be the second year in a row Maryland got a local four-star offensive lineman to commit during the weekend of the Spring Game, following Jordan McNair last year.

In other recruiting news:

Maryland offers

Player Position 247Sports Composite Ranking Class Date offered
Player Position 247Sports Composite Ranking Class Date offered
Cartavious Bigsby Athlete N/A 2020 4/18
Nate Bauer Receiver 0.8166 2018 4/13
Brandon Smith Defensive end *92 2018 4/13
Zamar Wise Quarterback N/A 2019 4/19
*No composite available. 247Sports ranking

Maryland visits

Player Position 247Sports Composite Ranking Class Date visited
Player Position 247Sports Composite Ranking Class Date visited
Nyquee Hawkins Cornerback *91 2018 4/17
Dean Ferguson Linebacker N/A 2019 4/15
Joshua Crawford All-purpose back N/A 2019 4/18
Brandon Smith Defensive end *92 2018 4/13
Jamree Kromah Defensive end N/A 2018 4/18
Robert Nachtman Offensive line N/A 2018 4/15
Joel Harris Receiver N/A 2018 4/14
Jonathan Hall Linebacker N/A 2018 4/14
Rasheed Walker Offensive line 0.9195 2018 4/13
*No composite available. 247Sports ranking

Editor’s note: After the Twitter scrollathon that was last week’s roundup, we’re giving tables a shot. Hope it works.