Four-star cornerback Noah Boykin announced his decommitment from Maryland football late Wednesday night. Boykin was DJ Durkin’s last unsigned commit for 2018 and will now wait until the traditional National Signing Day to make a college decision.
The Terps are still in Boykin’s final four—along with Notre Dame, Florida and Virginia—but will now have to beat the three out just two weeks from signing day.
Decommitment . Thank you UMD Much Love and Respect ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7ja5gK2dSI— Guapo (@Guap2x) January 25, 2018
Boykin’s the No. 34 cornerback in the nation and the No. 2 recruit from Washington, D.C. He was teammates with Maryland signee Vincent Flythe at H.D. Woodson, but recently took his last official visit to see Florida on Jan. 19. He visited College Park on Dec. 15 and has also visited Notre Dame, USC and Virginia. Notre Dame was expected to be the team to hold off after the early signing period, but the Gators will also be hard to beat out.
Both Maryland commits that sat out the early signing period could now be heading elsewhere, after Maleak Bryant announced his decommitment on Jan. 18 and recently announced his commitment to Miami of Ohio. Durkin still claims the No. 22 class in the nation with 22 commits already signed, and if the Terps can’t reclaim Boykin’s pledge, they’ll turn their attention to fellow four-star cornerback Ken Montgomery, who’s visiting this weekend.