Lance LeGendre, a four-star quarterback out of New Orleans, has signed his letter of intent to play football at Maryland.
LeGendre (pronounced “Luh-ZHON”) is rated by the 247Sports Composite as the eighth-ranked dual-threat quarterback and 13th-best player from Louisiana in the Class of 2019. As National Signing Day approached, LeGendre was the only dual-threat quarterback in the top 30 who hadn’t committed. He had accrued offers from Alabama, Georgia, and Miami along the way, but the race ultimately came down to Florida State and Maryland after the early signing period. LeGendre took visits to both schools in the two weekends leading up to his decision.
Per LeGendre’s Hudl page, he measures in at 6’3, 212 pounds and runs a 4.6-second 40-yard dash. Dual-threat is certainly a correct way to label LeGendre, as he displayed a strong arm and quick legs throughout his high school career. Specifically during his senior season, LeGendre showed great decision-making skills and an ability to protect himself in the open field.
Getting a quarterback prospect on board was a key for Mike Locksely once he got to College Park. With David Summers not quite fitting the system and flipping his committment, making a play on LeGendre was a very late effort to help try and infuse Maryland’s squad with players that fit the new system.
The Terps still have Tyrrell Pigrome as their likely starter at quarterback, while LeGendre will join the mix with Max Bortenschlager and Tyler DeSue while Kasim Hill rehabs his second torn ACL.
LeGendre’s commitment brings Maryland’s 2019 class to 17 total commits and signees, with more drama potentially on the way as National Signing Day continues.