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Three-star athlete Lavain Scruggs commits to Maryland football

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The Terps add a second prospect from Archbishop Spalding in the 2022 cycle.

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Maryland football picked up a commitment from three-star athlete Lavain Scruggs, he announced Friday.

Scruggs, a product of nearby Archbishop Spalding, chose the Terps over offers from Buffalo, Liberty, UMass and Temple, with additional reported interest from Cincinnati and Rutgers.

With this commitment, Scruggs joins high school teammate Kellan Wyatt in the Terps’ 2022 class, with the program also looking to land fellow Cavalier Mansoor Delane this cycle.

Scruggs plays a mix of safety and corner at the high school level, allowing Maryland some flexibility in his positioning in college. As a sophomore in 2019, Scruggs tallied 21 totals tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a 32-yard interception in seven games played.

Standing at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Scruggs doesn’t display elite speed, but rather a nose for the ball and the ability to make plays defending the run and the pass. He has displayed the ability to cover sideline to sideline while also having enough power to get through blocks on the edge.

The addition of Scruggs will help Maryland add some key depth to the defensive back position moving forward as the program’s key talent begins to reach the back halves of their college careers.

Scruggs becomes the fourth player from Maryland and the fifth from the DMV to join the Terps’ 2022 class, helping continue the trend of keeping local talent at home.

Maryland football now has 12 commitments in its 2022 class, which ranks at No. 48 in the country and No. 12 in the Big Ten.