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Maryland football adds K/P Anthony Pecorella to 2019 class

The Terps needed a punter and they got one.

Anthony Pecorella

Maryland football secured a commitment from 2019 kicker/punter Anthony Pecorella out of Malverne, New York, on Sunday.

The 6’3, 190-pound Pecorella played both punter and quarterback at Chaminade High School. In his two seasons of varsity football, Pecorella averaged 43.8 yards per punt and had a career long of 72 yards his junior season.

Maryland will be looking for a punter to replace Wade Lees, who decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility. In his final season for the Terrapins, Lees averaged 40.9 yards per punt, and hit his career long of 67 yards against Michigan State.

The unranked Pecorella picked up an offer from Maryland and special teams coordinator John Papuchis in December, and took an official visit to College Park in January before deciding to commit. With Joseph Petrino handling the kicking duties, Pecorella will have a chance to compete with sophomore Bentley Faulkner for punting duties in 2019.

Maryland’s 2019 recruiting class now holds 13 commitments and remains 82nd in the country and 14th in the Big Ten.