Maryland football continued to solidify its future at quarterback Monday, with three-star Georgia native AJ Swann announcing his pledge.
Swann, who ranks as a top-30 pro-style quarterback, chose the Terps over offers from Colorado, South Florida and Virginia Tech, among others.
In 2020, Swann was named Region 5-AAAAAAA Co-offensive Player of the Year after a junior season where he completed 60.4% of his passes for 2,194 yards and 21 touchdowns with just five interceptions. Under Swann’s direction, Cherokee High School finished with an 8-3 record, including a 6-0 start to the 2020 season.
Swann stands at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, and brings a strong arm to the quarterback position. He has shown a great ability to maneuver in the pocket, but he also is able to escape and still make plays on the move. While he does not have a track record of being a runner, Swann could grow into that role in College Park.
Head coach Mike Locksley and new offensive coordinator Dan Enos have made the quarterback position a priority this offseason, securing transfer Reece Udinski from Virginia Military Institute for added depth this upcoming season, while adding Swann and Preston Howard for the Class of 2022.
With Howard also being a candidate to move positions later on, now ranked as the No. 38 athlete in 2022, the Terps’ staff are also keying in on three-star Wise High School quarterback Jayden Sauray, who could put a final cap on the quarterback position.
Maryland now has seven commitments in the Class of 2022, which moves the Terps up to No. 15 nationally and sits them solidly at No. 5 in the Big Ten.