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3-star LB/S Cortez Andrews commits & signs with Maryland football

He joins a position group that needs help in 2019.

Three-star Tallahasee, Florida, native Cortez Andrews has committed and signed his Letter of Intent to play football at Maryland.

The 5’11.5, 205-pound hybrid linebacker/safety becomes the first at his position to join Maryland in the Class of 2019. Andrews held offers from all around the country, and the Terrapins beat out Alabama, Ole Miss and Georgia to secure this commitment.

In high school, Andrews showed versatility on defense. His tape features slot-corner coverage, zone awareness, and even blitzing like a linebacker. He has a similar build to Antoine Brooks Jr. and could see a similar hybrid role between safety and linebacker. Andrews is even part of the United States U19 football team and had a pick six with the team earlier this month.

Mike Locksley has now secured 18 commitments in the Class of 2019 after a busy month of recruiting for the Terrapins. Maryland’s current class continues to move up the rankings and may break into the top 50 nationally as signing day continues.