Maryland football picked up its second out-of-state commitment for the class of 2021 Saturday, as three-star Pennsylvania athlete CJ Dippre announced his pledge.
In mid-April, Dippre released a top-seven that included Maryland alongside Boston College, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse and Virginia. He ultimately made a decision on May 6 to move his commitment up due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A consensus three-star recruit, Dippre stands as the No. 66 athlete and No. 836 prospect in the Class of 2021, according to the 247Sports Composite.
Dippre, truly defines the term ‘athlete’ in recruiting, as he has played quarterback, tight end and defensive end at the high school level. Through his junior season, Dippre has totaled 38 touchdowns — 19 passing, 15 rushing and four receiving.
His 6’5, 245-pound frame lends him to end up as either a tight end or defensive end at the next level, and key weight training at the college level could open to door to the offensive line if a need arose.
Tight end coach Mike Miller led the way in this recruitment — as well as Saturday’s commitment of Weston Wolff — showing that tight end may be Dippre’s initial position in College Park.
The Terps have been pushing to secure depth at the tight end position, but with commitments from Wolff, Leron Husbands and Joseph Bearns, there is an increased likelihood that one or more could change their positions when they reach the college level.
Maryland’s class sits in the top-15 nationally and in the top half of the Big Ten. There are 13 commitments on board, which is nine more than at this point of the 2020 cycle.