This story was initially published after Devera’s commitment on Feb. 3.
Maryland football added three-star tight end Tyler Devera to its 2019 class Sunday afternoon, and he officially signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday, the first of Maryland’s verbal commitments to do so on the second National Signing Day.
The Wayne, New Jersey, native and Bergen Catholic product is the No. 68 tight end in the country and No. 38 player in the state, according to the 247Sports Composite. Devera visited Maryland this weekend and pledged to Mike Locksley’s staff before leaving College Park.
Devera becomes the second tight end in Maryland’s 2019 class; three-star prospect Malik Jackson committed and signed with the Terps in December. Tight ends have been almost a non-factor in Maryland’s passing game for a couple years, although Chigoziem Okonkwo made an impact as a true freshman last year. Devera and Jackson will join Okonkwo, Noah Barnes and Andrew Park as the Terps’ scholarship tight ends in 2019.
Devera’s commitment brought the Terps’ class to 14 members; he joined kicker/punter Anthony Pecorella in committing Sunday. As of Wednesday morning, the Terps have 15 total commits and signees and are still in the mix for a handful of other prospects.