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3-star QB David Summers flips from Maryland football to Syracuse

The Terps’ lone quarterback commit for the 2019 class is off the board.

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On a weekend in which Maryland football landed three new commitments in the 2019 class, the Terps also lost their lone quarterback commit, as three-star prospect David Summers flipped to Syracuse.

The decision comes after Summers officially visited the Orange this weekend, and was first reported by GameTimeCT on Sunday.

Summers pledged to the Terps in May, and remained committed despite watching DJ Durkin get fired and Matt Canada’s position at Maryland up in the air. Canada was Summers’ primary recruiter when he committed to Maryland. The Trumbull, Connecticut, native is the No. 9 player in the state and the No. 36 pro-style quarterback in the country, according to the 247 Sports Composite.

If Maryland doesn’t add a quarterback to its class in the next week and a half, it will be the first time since 2011 that the Terps have not signed at least one signal caller. But it’ll likely be a high priority for Mike Locksley’s staff. Tyrrell Pigrome looks to be the starter heading into next season, with Tyler DeSue and Max Bortenschlager competing for backup reps and Kasim Hill recovering from his second torn ACL.

Summers is the first of Maryland’s pre-Locksley commits to flip since his hiring; four players decommitted from the Terps between August and November. Maryland’s 2019 class is currently back down to 13 players (six signees), but the Terps have added defenders Sam Okuayinonu, Erwin Byrd and Treron Collins so far this weekend. Expect more additions to come before National Signing Day on Feb. 6.