Three-star wide receiver Nick DeGennaro from The Hun School of Princeton in New Jersey has announced his commitment to Maryland football. He earned an offer last week after taking part in a camp run by the Terrapin coaching staff.
Been a long time comin’.... but its only the beginning. The Lord has me tight in his grip....Committed pic.twitter.com/zpFHLKcJRv— NickDeGennaro (@GennaroNick) June 23, 2019
With a 6’0, 180-pound build, DeGennaro is a likely choice to settle in as a slot receiver in the new Maryland offense. He hasn’t been rated by all recruiting services, but 247Sports lists him as a three-star recruit, the No. 31 player in New Jersey and No. 108 athlete in the 2020 class. DeGennaro joins Corey Dyches of Potomac High School as the second wideout in the Terrapins’ recruiting class.
During an eight-game junior season in 2018, DeGennaro tallied 19 catches for 519 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had three interceptions on the defensive end.
As a junior, he was utilized as an inside and outside receiver, showing a diverse set of skills. Despite his size, DeGennaro was able to win one-on-one battles on the outside while also using his speed along with a strong stop-and-go technique to gain separation. Coming across the middle, he uses physical play and speed to make catches and subsequently gain yards after the catch. That physical style also transitions well to the run game, where he can be a dominant outside blocker.
DeGennaro has recorded offers from non-Power 5 programs such as Elon, Howard and Massachusetts while also receiving scout looks from Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia, but has not received any Power 5 offers other than Maryland.
With this commitment, Maryland now has 14 pledges on board in the 2020 cycle. The Terrapins rank No. 30 nationally and seventh in the Big Ten. Many more player decisions will be coming in the next month, with FBS programs entering a dead period between June 24 and July 24, and the Terrapins will likely have more on board soon.