Three-star wide receiver Nick DeGennaro, who was an early Maryland football commit for the Class of 2020 back in June 2019, signed his National Letter of Intent to join the program Wednesday morning.
The Princeton, New Jersey, native from The Hun School is the No. 33 recruit in New Jersey and the No. 209 wide receiver in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite.
“I’m still kind of crafting my style of play,” DeGennaro told Testudo Times. “I try to play fast, I try to play smart. I’m an aggressive route runner. I’m a technician with my routes.”
DeGennaro, who is currently listed at 6’0 and 183 pounds, chose the Terps over 14 other schools, including Bucknell, Howard, New Hampshire and UMass, among others.
“Everybody’s real from the top down. Everybody’s a family person,” DeGennaro said of the Maryland program. “The way that they carry themselves and the way that they believe in a vision when a lot of people don’t see it, it’s very intriguing and it’s very inspiring. I wanted to be a part of that family.”
Offensive line coach John Reagan was DeGennaro’s main recruiter, with co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Joker Phillips working as his secondary recruiter.
DeGennaro joins a crowded receiver corps going into the 2020 season with Jeshaun Jones coming back from injury, eight others returning and Virginia Tech transfer DeJuan Ellis becoming eligible. Fellow 2020 wide receiver recruits Corey Dyches and Deajaun McDougle are expected to join DeGennaro as part of the freshman class.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day,” DeGennaro said. “Coach Locks, myself and all the guys, we’re coming to change the culture. We’re gonna be patient in our success and we’re gonna be humbled. With that work ethic, with that character, special things happen.”