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Trey Rucker commits to Maryland football: Terps land 3-star safety

Another local prospect stays home.

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Maryland football pulled in another local prospect Sunday evening, as three-star safety Trey Rucker joined the Class of 2019.

The Terps’ staff offered Rucker on June 21, and he reportedly had a tremendous camp in College Park as well. The 6’0, 190-pound safety is the No. 28 overall prospect in Virginia and the No. 89 safety in the country, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Rucker was often one of the best athletes on the field in high school, and frequently relied on that superior athleticism to make some outstanding plays in all three phases. At Maryland, he’ll most likely play safety, where he can put his ball skills on display.

Rucker is the fourth defensive back in Maryland’s class, joining a trio of three-stars: safety Lavonte Gater—the first commit of the cycle—Tayvion Land, and Deonte Banks. All four are local, each representing a different subregion of what the staff considers the DMV: Gater from D.C., Land from Virginia Beach, Banks from Maryland, Rucker from northern Virginia.

With Rucker in the fold, Maryland moves up to No. 66 in the 247Sports team rankings. Rucker also had offers from Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and NC State.