Maryland football picked up its quarterback for the Class of 2019 Monday night, as St. Joseph (Conn.) pro-style prospect David Summers made the call for the Terps.
Summers is not rated on the 247Sports platform, but is one of the few quarterbacks offensive coordinator Matt Canada felt comfortable enough to offer and watch throw in person. The 6’3, 205-pound gunslinger has the frame and the tools to be a serviceable quarterback in Canada’s scheme.
With Summers in the fold, The Terps are likely finished recruiting quarterbacks in this cycle. Maryland has taken one quarterback in each of the last two classes, and the last time two quarterbacks signed with the Terps was in 2016, when both Max Bortenschlager and Tyrrell Pigrome committed during the last week of the cycle.
In an ideal world, Summers won’t have to see the field in College Park for quite some time. Pigrome and/or Kasim Hill should be holding down the starting position for the next three seaons, with Tyler DeSue eligible through at least 2021—or 2022, if he redshirts this season. In the event that the Angry Maryland Quarterback-Hating God returns, Bortenschlager still has two years left in a Terps uniform as well. It could be 2021 or later before Summers sees any significant playing time.
Since he is unrated, Summers won’t move Maryland’s class ranking just yet. As a commit to a Power 5 team, however, he will eventually be assigned some rating. He’s the sixth member in the class, which now has commits from five different states and Washington, D.C.