Maryland football secured a commitment from local three-star tight end Leron Husbands, he announced Thursday.
“First off, I would like to thank God for putting me in this position in life to be able to play football at the next level for free,” Husbands said in his announcement tweet. “I would also like to thank all my teachers & coaches who have helped me on this long journey that have given me tools to be successful and a different view on life that I will always keep with me. I would like to give a special shoutout to my parents, without you two none of this would be possible. You guys have all came together to help make me a successful young man.
“Thank you to all the other programs that have offered me a scholarship and taking a chance on me. With that being said I’m proud to say that I will be committing to the University of Maryland #TerpNation #Maximizelt”
Husbands has made multiple treks to campus during the new year, giving head coach Mike Locksley and his staff a good chance to pitch the program to him.
The 6’3, 207-pound prospect is ranked as the No. 40 tight end and No. 7 player out of Washington D.C. in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. He pledged to Maryland over offers from Indiana, Purdue, Rutgers, Temple and West Virginia, among others.
Husbands is often split out wide as a receiving tight end, where he can impose his size and blend it with speed to create mismatches with defenders. He also shows great strength and ability to come off the line as a blocker and could be a key at the college level with both receiving and blocking skillsets.
The Terps weren’t able to pick up any tight ends in the 2020 class, leaving a lack of depth behind Chigoziem Okonkwo, Zach Roski and Malik Jackson. Husbands joins three-star St. Frances product Joeseph Bearns as the two tight ends pledged to the 2021 class.
With Husbands on board, Maryland football now sits at No. 9 in the nation in the 2021 class rankings, according to the 247Sports Composite, with nine total commitments — eight of which have ratings.