Maryland football received good news on Thursday night as three-star wide receiver Tai Felton announced his commitment to the program.
The 6’2, 172-pound Ashburn native just is ranked as a top-600 prospect and the No. 19 player in Virginia, according to the 247Sports composite, and is listed as player No. 207 in the ESPN Jr. 300.
“The reason I picked this school is because of the hospitality through my ups and downs. It’s been a family environment since I stepped on campus,” Felton wrote in a Twitter post.
As a junior at Stone Bridge High School this year, Felton had his 2019 season cut short, suffering a torn ACL as well as a meniscus injury in October.
Although he was an underclassmen, Felton was been able to use his size to create mismatches at the high school level and show promise to college scouts. His sneaky footwork and route-running ability makes him a threat as well, while he can also display a new gear with the ball in his hands as he looks to elude defenders.
The Class of 2021 for Maryland now includes DMV commitments from Felton, Jayon Venerable and Dante Trader Jr. (who will also play lacrosse for John Tillman) over a year before their early signing period, which lays the foundation for Mike Locksley and his staff as they look to solidify a local pipeline of top talent.
The Terps sit at No. 31 in the nation and No. 8 in the Big Ten so far in recruiting for next year’s class, which also marks the first two year recruiting cycle that Locksley and his staff will be a part of.