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5-star QB Caleb Williams includes Maryland football in his top-five

The Terps sit in the final group for top quarterback in the 2021 class.

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Gonzaga College High School quarterback Caleb Williams released a top-five Monday afternoon that included Maryland football alongside Clemson, LSU, Penn State and Oklahoma.

Williams is ranked as the No. 1 quarterback and No. 5 prospect overall in the class of 2021, according to the 247Sports Composite. He most-recently visited Oklahoma on March 5 and was last in College Park on Jan. 18 for unofficial visits.

The quarterback was named to the Washington Post 2019 All-Met first-team as a junior after a dominant season against top-tier talent in the WCAC and across the country.

A dynamic playmaker, Williams is able complete throws with ease, has a big arm and is comfortable in the pocket. When things collapse, he also has great field vision and agility. Williams is able to find his way out of sacks, often down the field on long runs in which he can score with ease on his feet as well.

“From the day I got here, the 2021 class is kind of the one that we really put a lot of emphasis on,” Maryland head coach Mike Locksley said after the early signing period in December. He and his staff have worked to build relationships and prove that his program can be one with stability and be able to grow moving forward.

Maryland currently has nine commitments in the class of 2021 — all coming from players with ties to the DMV — and ranks No. 11 in the nation.

The staff was able to bring in the top recruit from Washington, D.C. in the 2020 class when five-star wide receiver Rakim Jarrett flipped from his LSU commitment to sign with the Terps in December.

Securing a commitment from Williams could have a big impact on Locksley’s recruiting efforts; as one of the most coveted high school players in the history of the DMV, he would likely bring other top talents with him.