This story was originally published after Finger’s flip on Feb. 4.
Three-star offensive lineman Marcus Finger flipped his commitment from UCF to Maryland on Monday after picking up an offer while visiting this past weekend. He officially joined the Terps as National Signing Day opened up, with his Letter of Intent being Maryland’s third of the day.
The 6’6, 296-pound Wisconsin native is ranked as the 260th-best player out of Florida, where he attends Fort Myers High School, causing him to go under the radar. He was recruited but not offered by Miami, leaving his best offers as UCF and South Florida. Finger had been committed to the Knights since June.
Finger’s size mismatch was utilized mostly as a pulling lineman in high school. Having this experience and size could prove to be useful in helping Maryland’s rushing attack become even more effective under new head coach Mike Locksley.
The Terrapins lose veteran tackles Derwin Gray and Damian Prince, but do have options at tackle. Marcus Minor and Tyran Hunt were listed as the backup tackles in 2018, with Jaelyn Duncan, TJ Bradley, Spencer Anderson and others also gaining a year of experience as reserves.
Finger’s commitment moved Maryland’s 2019 class up to 72nd in the nation, still ranked below all other teams in the Big Ten, and brought the class to 15 commitments. The Terrapins are hoping to round out this class with more talent as Signing Day continues.