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Brian Cobbs commits to Maryland football: Terps land 3-star receiver

Maryland’s local recruiting movement is on a roll right now.

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Maryland football’s 2018 class is taking shape quickly, and it’s another top-25 class in the country.

Three-star receiver Brian Cobbs helped solidify the Terps’ spot in the team rankings Tuesday when he announced his commitment to Maryland.

The 6’2, 200-pound Cobbs was originally a two-star prospect, but outplayed his ranking in the summer camp period and saw a rating bump as a result. He’s got the size, soft hands and body control to be a serviceable receiver at the very least at the college level.

Maryland was one of the first Power 5 schools to offer the Hayfield Secondary School (Va.) product and has built a great relationship with him over the past few months. Another feather in Maryland’s cap here is that Eric Henderson, father of Maryland quarterback Caleb Henderson, is Cobbs’ high school coach. Cobbs has visited College Park several times this spring and has seemingly been close to a commitment for some time now. After leaving a Penn State camp in Happy Valley last weekend without an offer, a Terp commitment seemed imminent.

Two commits in as many days on Thursday and Friday put the Terps at No. 25. After a relatively quiet weekend, Cobbs’ commitment puts Maryland one spot better, per the 247Sports team rankings.

Cobbs is the ninth of 11 commits of the Terps’ Class of 2018 from Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

Editor’s note: 247Sports updated Cobbs’ rating from two to three stars shortly after he committed, which moved Maryland’s class from No. 25 to No. 24.