Maryland football continued to build its local foundation in recruiting Sunday, snagging a commitment from 2022 linebacker Kellan Wyatt.
Wyatt, a product of Archbishop Spalding, is not rated by Rivals or ESPN, but is listed as the No. 42 linebacker in his class and No. 20 player in the state of Maryland, according to 24/7 Sports.
Maryland head coach Mike Locksley and his staff previously dipped into the talent pool at Archbishop Spalding and landed a commitment from Wyatt’s 2021 teammate, three-star cornerback Jayon Venerable last July.
Listed at 6’2, 212 pounds as a sophomore, Wyatt provides a good form to build on at the outside linebacker position. He’s shown to have a nose for the football off the edge when collapsing on rushing plays or rushing the quarterback, but he can also hold his own while covering the flats or moving back in zone against the pass.
As a sophomore in 2019, Wyatt played in 11 games, where he tallied 34 tackles (28 solo tackles), 5.5 tackles for loss, and two interceptions, according to MaxPreps.
The 2022 class now features Wyatt alongside four-star wide receiver/defensive back Amari Clark out of New Jersey.
With Clark as the lone committed player with a composite rating, the Terps’ 2022 haul sits at No. 28 in the nation and No. 8 in the Big Ten, but is sure to make a big jump once Wyatt is added.