When Maryland football signees Austin Fontaine and Jaelyn Duncan step on the field Thursday evening at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, it’ll mark the seventh consecutive year at least one future Terp has played in the Under Armour All-America Game.
It won’t be as easy to key in on the Maryland commits as it has been in recent years, given each will play on the line. Fontaine will be wearing No. 79 in white, while Duncan will be No. 70 in black.
Wes Brown and Mike Madaras were the first back in 2012 and the trend continued with the likes of Yannick Ngakoue, Adam McLean, Terrance Davis, Tino Ellis, Anthony McFarland and Kasim Hill, among several others. Maryland has been fortunate enough to receive a commitment on national television each of the last two seasons; first from Davis in 2016 and then from now-former Maryland safety Markquese Bell in 2017. That streak seems unlikely to continue this season, as no Terp targets are scheduled to announce during the game.
There are a handful of former Maryland targets playing in the game, though, including Eyabi Anoma, A.J. Lytton and P.J. Mustipher. St. John’s notably sent four prospects to the game; D.J. Brown, Caleb Okechukwu, Joshua Jefferson and Cam Goode will all be there. Jefferson may be a name to keep an eye on as we approach National Signing Day in February.
The Under Armour All-America Game is the biggest high school all-star game in America, rivaled only by the Adidas-sponsored Army All-American Bowl. It’ll be televised at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday night on ESPN2 and can be streamed on WatchESPN.