Three-star cornerback Devyn King is officially a member of Maryland football, as he signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday afternoon.
King was an early get for Mike Locksley’s staff, as he announced his intention to play for the Terps back on April 16. A California native, King is the only member of the Terps’ 2020 class from the Golden State.
“A lot of people ask, ‘why so far?’ King told Testudo Times on Dec. 17. “Really, the distance didn’t play a part. I was just looking for the best fit, and Maryland came up after I came to visit. So I just felt, ‘why should I wait?’”
King stands at 5’11 and weighs 175 pounds, but his best attribute is his speed. The Junipero Serra product has been clocked at a 4.6 40-yard dash, which helped him on both sides of the field in high school — King also plays wide receiver.
Per the 247Sports Composite, King checks in with a 0.8431 overall rating, placing him as the No. 114 cornerback in the country and No. 113 player in the state of California. He’s one of six defensive backs currently committed to the Terps, and they’ll look to bolster a group that struggled mightily in 2019.
The corner received 13 FBS offers, including Oregon, Washington State and Utah, but he ultimately decided to switch coasts and come to College Park.
King will be enrolling early, giving him a chance to participate in spring practice and get a head start at learning the variety of plays and schemes that the Maryland defense employs.
“It’s almost surreal,” King said. “As a kid, you dream of these opportunities. And so when it finally comes, you feel relieved, really blessed that you made it and you realize that.”