Maryland football lost its two Class of 2019 recruits from the Tampa Bay area Tuesday, as wide receiver Ahmarean Brown and running back Treshaun Ward reopened their recruitments.
Both players were three-star recruits; Brown was the No. 83 player in the state of Florida and the No. 81 receiver in the country, while Ward is No. 159 in the state and No. 79 nationally at his position. Brown committed to the Terps in April, while Ward pledged in early September.
This double-decommitment makes it three recruits backing out since the firing of DJ Durkin. Safety Trey Rucker announced he was reopening his recruitment last week. This leaves the Terps with eight verbal commits in the 2019 class, and that number includes receiver Dino Tomlin, who announced his commitment to Maryland last week. It’s unclear how many other recruits withdraw pledges before a new head coach is chosen.
The eight-player class has plummeted to 88th in the country and last in the Big Ten, per the 247Sports team rankings. Maryland’s two full classes under Durkin ranked 18th and 28th nationally.