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The Maryland football 2019 recruiting big board

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We’ll update this continuously with the latest on Maryland’s prospects.

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Maryland’s 2019 football recruiting class is slowly taking shape, as the Terps have nine verbally committed prospects as December’s Early Signing Period sits a few months away.

Below, you’ll find a list of recruits Maryland is chasing, as well as the players who have already committed. This post won’t necessarily be all-encompassing yet, but we’ll update it with the latest news whenever we can. When someone appears to no longer be in the mix, we’ll take ‘em off the board. When a new recruit enters the picture, we’ll put ‘em on here.

Where you fit in: see something that doesn’t look quite right? Have something you want us to look into? Let us know in the comments and we’ll figure it out together.

A huge thanks is due to PeachesTerp and Juicybox, among the many readers we have, who’ve kept track of these things week after week. Your contributions are always welcome and encouraged, and this post wouldn’t exist without you.

Maryland commits are in italics.

QB

David Summers

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8481)
High school: St. Joseph
Hometown: Trumbull, Conn.

The deal: He’s committed, and barring any unforeseen events, Maryland won’t be chasing anyone else at the position.

RB

Jordan Houston

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8688)
High school: Oakton, Va.
Hometown: Flint Hill

The deal: He committed to Maryland on July 30. He told us a little bit about his process here.

Treshaun Ward

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8416)
High school: Tampa Bay Tech
Hometown: Tampa Bay, Fla.

The deal: Ward attended Maryland’s recruiting barbecue in July, and publicly announced his commitment to the Terps on Sept. 6.

WR

Ahmarean Brown

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8709)
High school: Jefferson
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

The deal: committed to Maryland on April 14. He’s the Terps’ only commit at wide receiver, but Maryland has eight freshman or redshirt freshman wideouts on the roster, so there’s not a huge need for quantity.

Trevor Solomon-Wilson

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8477)
High school: James Rickards
Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla.

The deal: Maryland offered earlier this summer. He doesn’t appear to have a leader yet.

Jermaine Johnson

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8054)
High school: DeMatha
Hometown: Hyattsville, Md.

The deal: Getting anyone from nearby powerhouse DeMatha is always a plus for Maryland. Johnson could play here or at cornerback.

Todd Simmons (preferred walk-on)

247Sports Composite: unrated
High school: Avalon
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.

The deal: He is a walk-on, yes, but at 6’2, 190 pounds, Simmons has a promising frame. He announced his commitment on July 28.

TE

Brayden Bapst

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8316)
High school: St John’s College High School
Hometown: Washington, D.C.

The deal: Maryland is one of two Power 5 offers Bapst has at the moment. Virginia is the other.

Brett Seither

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8316)
High school: Clearwater Central
Hometown: Warwick, Md.

The deal: Maryland looks like the clear favorite so far.

OL

Parker Moorer, OT

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8614)
High school: Mallard Creek
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

The deal: Committed to Maryland in April. Decommitted on Aug. 11, one day after reports of players mistreatment under DJ Durkin at Maryland.

Chibueze Nwanna, OT

247Sports Composite rating: not rated
School: Lackwanna Community College
Hometown: Hyattsville, Md.

The deal: Nwanna is out of Lackawanna, a school that gave Maryland 2018 recruit T.J Bradley and 2017 cornerback Alex Woods, the latter of whom was suspended and left before playing a game. He has massive size at 6’7 and 315 pounds, and also appears to be considering Louisville and Cincinnati.

Asim Richards, OT

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8466)
Hometown: Haverford, Penn.
High school: Haverford

The deal: Maryland made Richards’ top six in June, joining Duke, Boston College, Virginia and Tennessee. We’ll keep an eye on him.

Darrian Dalcourt, OG

247Sports Composite rating: 4 stars (0.8958)
High school: St Frances
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

The deal: Dalcourt committed to Alabama on Aug. 9, so he’s out of the picture now.

Kaleb Boateng, OT

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8572)
High school: Fort Lauderdale High
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

The deal: Maryland made his top six in June. So did Louisville, Indiana, Pitt, Cincinnati and Purdue.

Walter Rouse, OT

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8763)
High school: Sidwell Friends
Hometown: Washington, D.C

The deal: Stanford, Duke, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Ohio State are all in the mix for Rouse. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for Maryland, at least as it stands now.

DT

Jeffrey M’ba

247Sports Composite rating: none yet
High school: St. Frances
Hometown: Actually, he’s from France.

The deal: M’ba hasn’t played a season of high school football in America yet, but he’s still been able to impress coaches enough to garner offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan, so Maryland has steep competition.

Darius Robinson

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8688)
High school: Canton
Hometown: Canton, Mich.

The deal: Maryland offered Robinson in mid-June. The Terps made his top seven, along with Michigan State, Syracuse, Virginia, Toledo, Rutgers and Colorado. Robinson just started playing football as a junior.

DE

DeShawn Holt

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8474)
High school: Westlake
Hometown: Waldorf, Md.

The deal: Committed to Maryland on June 25.

Anthony Booker

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8527)
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High school: Winton Woods

The deal: Maryland joined Indiana, Rutgers, Cincinnati and some other midwestern Group of 5 teams in Booker’s top 10. He was at Maryland’s recruiting BBQ at the end of July.

Justin Williams

247Sports Composite rating: none yet
Hometown: Seffner, Fla.
High school: Armwood

The deal: WIlliams attends the same high school that Maryland lineman Byron Coward attended, and received an offer from the Terps in June.

LB

Kameron Blount

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8493)
High school: St. Charles
Hometown: Waldorf, Md.

The deal: Committed to Maryland on April 1. Rutgers is still after him, though.

S

Trey Rucker

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8540)
High school: Flint Hill
Hometown: Oakton, Va.

The deal: Rucker committed to Maryland on July 29. Here’s how he and Jordan Houston got here.

Tykee Smith

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8829)
High school: Imhotep Institute
Hometown: Philadelphia, Penn.

The deal: West Virginia is the favorite for him. Until something changes, Maryland’s behind the Mountaineers. We’ll note that WVU already has three committed safety recruits, so something has to give there.

Osita Smith

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8466)
High school: Wilde Lake
Hometown: Columbia, Md.

The deal: Maryland, Indiana and West Virginia are all recruiting him, with the latter school appearing to be the favorite right now.

Update 8/4: He’s committing on Aug. 30.

CB

Tayvion Land

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8859)
High school: Ocean Lakes
Hometown: Virginia Lakes, Va.

The deal: Officially joined Maryland’s class in May, and is still the team’s highest-rated commit.

Lavonte Gater

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8389)
High school: Ballou
Hometown: Washington, D.C.

The deal: Committed to Maryland in February.

Deonte Banks

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8585)
High school: Edgewood
Hometown: Edgewood, Md.

The deal: He was unrated when he committed to Maryland in June. His profile has gone up since.

Jayden Curry

247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars (0.8334)
High school: IMG Academy
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.

The deal: Rutgers, Auburn, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech all appear to be after the former North Carolina commit. Pat Donohue at Rivals writes that Maryland could be in “good shape” to secure his commitment by the end of the summer, though.