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Jaelyn Duncan commits to Maryland football: Terps land 4-star OT

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Another top local prospect is staying home.

Maryland football’s recent dominance on the local recruiting trail was on display once again Thursday night, as four-star tackle Jaelyn Duncan announced his commitment to the Terps.

Duncan is a 6’6, 300-pound behemoth who plays for St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. He’s the No. 7 prospect in the state of Maryland, the No. 13 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 161 overall player on the 247Sports Composite.

He’s the ninth commit in Maryland’s 2018 class, which moves to 27th in the country on the composite rankings. This crop now includes three local blue-chippers in the trenches, as the Terps scored commitments from four-star offensive guard Evan Gregory and defensive tackle Austin Fontaine before the spring game in April.

Duncan also continues Maryland’s success in recruiting offensive linemen. The Terps landed four-star guards Terrance Davis and Richard Merritt in 2016, followed that up by adding Jordan McNair and Marcus Minor in 2017, and now have two four-star commits on the line for 2018. Duncan is the latest to join the party, and he’s talented enough to become a star in College Park.