After landing two commitments late last week, and two more earlier this week, Maryland football kept up its recruiting momentum Friday night by adding a priority local target in three-star H.D. Woodson (D.C.) cornerback Vincent Flythe.
Flythe is now the 13th commit in the class, and the 11th from the DMV. He’s the No. 61 cornerback in the country and the No. 9 player in Washington, D.C., per the 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s a physical corner who’s got good ball skills and is a sure tackler.
With Flythe in the fold, joining three-star safety Raymond Boone, Durkin and defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim can focus on filling the remaining spots in the secondary with other top targets. The Terps will probably take around two to three more defensive backs in this cycle, depending on who wants in.
The 5’11, 175-pound cornerback has been a top target for Maryland throughout the 2018 recruiting cycle, as have several of his teammates. DJ Durkin and his staff have taken their local recruiting push to the D.C. high school and now Flythe is the first of several dominoes that could potentially fall in the Terps’ favor. Four-star all-purpose back Mychale Salahuddin, three-star receiver Ed Hendrix, three-star safety Noah Boykin and three-star Syracuse commit Juan Wallace are all still squarely in play for Maryland. Nothing is ever certain until pen meets paper, but with Flythe on board, he could perhaps sway some of his high school teammates to stick with him in college.
Flythe’s commitment moves Maryland up to No. 16 in the 247Sports team rankings leaping over Big Ten foe Minnesota and regional rival Virginia Tech. The Terps are now 5th in the Big Ten, too, one spot behind Nebraska and three behind Michigan.