Maryland football’s Class of 2019 doubled in size Sunday afternoon when three-star St. Charles (Md.) outside linebacker Kameron Blount announced his commitment to the Terps.
The 6’2, 200-pounder has played both outside linebacker and receiver in high school, but will be an outside linebacker and pass rusher for Maryland. Blount is a hard-nosed, raw athlete with a lot of upside. He’s the No. 24 overall prospect in Maryland and the No. 93 outside linebacker in the country, per the 247Sports Composite.
Blount has the frame to play a true outside linebacker role, or add a few pounds and play the BUCK position as a standup pass rusher. Durell Nchami and Tyler Baylor signed on to fill similar roles in the Class of 2018, as did Bryce Brand and Ayinde Eley before them in 2017. Jesse Aniebonam is expected to hold down the pass-rushing specialist role for one more year before the new crop takes over.
Blount took a visit to College Park late last week and was back on campus this weekend to give his commitment.
As another local recruit, Blount is another feather in the cap of Aazaar Abdul-Rahim, who’s been the Terps’ best hyperlocal recruiter since joining the staff before the 2016 season. Blount chose Maryland over North Carolina, Indiana, Wake Forest, Temple and Rutgers, among others.
With Blount’s commitment, the Terps move up 10 spots to No. 55 in the 247Sports team rankings. It’s still incredibly early in the recruiting cycle, and with the focus of this class almost exclusively on local prospects, that number will surely rise come National Signing Day.