Maryland football picked up Tyler DeSue in April. Now the team is adding weapons to surround him.
Three-star receiver Dontay Demus Jr. committed to Maryland Friday afternoon during his visit, giving the Terps their eighth commit of the Class of 2018.
Demus stands 6’4 and weighs in at 205 pounds, personifying the measurements of a possession receiver. He’s the No. 11 player in the District, per the 247Sports Composite. He chose Maryland over Louisville, Temple and Wisconsin, among others.
Demus goes to Friendship Academy (D.C.), where Maryland defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim started and helped bring the football program to prominence. He’s Demus’ primary recruiter.
His recruitment picked up after a great showing at The Opening in late April, where he was one of the top performers in the group of receivers. He displayed a degree of shiftiness one may not expect from such a large receiver.
Demus’ large frame should fit right in with the new wave of receivers coming to College Park. Five of the team’s six 2017 signees at receiver are at least 6’0.
With his commitment, the Terps now have at least one player from the District, Maryland and Virginia in the Class of 2018, making the “DMV to UMD” movement more of a reality. Seventeen of Maryland’s 28 signees in the Class of 17 were from the DMV.
His commitment bumps Maryland up from No. 32 to the No. 27 class in the country.