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Jordan Mosley commits to Maryland football: Terps land 3-star LB

A fourth linebacker for DJ Durkin’s 2018 class.

Maryland football’s Class of 2018 grew larger Monday evening when three-star outside linebacker Jordan Mosley announced his commitment to the Terps.

Mosley is the No. 83 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 29 overall prospect in the state of Pennsylvania, per the 247Sports Composite. He’s the 16th commit in the Terps’ class, which leapfrogs Oklahoma State, moving up to the No. 17 spot in the country, per the 247Sports team rankings.

The 6’1, 200-pound linebacker chose Maryland over Temple and Minnesota, among others. There’s some debate as to whether Mosley is a linebacker or a safety, but the Terps have recruited him as a linebacker. That said, he’s athletic and rangy enough to play that same in-the-box safety role that Denzel Conyers played last season before his injury.

Mosley’s the fourth linebacker to commit to Maryland in the 2018 recruiting class, joining three-star prospects Nihym Anderson, Chance Campbell and Durell Nchami. With Jermaine Carter Jr., Shane Cockerille and Jalen Brooks all entering their senior seasons, adding some younger players to the linebacking corps was a must in this cycle. Moving forward, the Terps could take up to one more linebacker, as three-star target Keshon Artis is still on the board and DJ Durkin and the staff are likely still in pursuit of three-star Syracuse commit Juan Wallace, who’s got two teammates committed to Maryland already.