Maryland football has added another top recruit to an already impressive 2016 class, as 4-star DeMatha guard Terrance Davis announced his verbal commitment to the Terps during the first quarter of the Under Armour All-America Game on Saturday.
He confirmed the decision on Twitter moments later.
Davis is the No. 1 player in the state of Maryland, and is the second-rated guard in the country, according to 247 Sports. His commitment gives Maryland three of the top five players in the state, with No. 3, Bullis quarterback Dwayne Haskins, and No. 4, Good Counsel linebacker Keandre Jones, also committed to the Terps.
The guard announced that Maryland, Michigan and Florida were his top three destinations on Christmas Eve. DJ Durkin was recruiting Davis to Michigan when he was the Wolverines' defensive coordinator, but the 6'4, 305-pound guard's interest in Maryland spiked once Durkin was named Maryland's new head coach. He's Durkin's second signing after D.C. guard Richard Merritt.
Davis joins DeMatha teammates Tino Ellis, D.J. Turner and Lorenzo Harrison in Maryland's recruiting class. This is the third straight year that the program has been able to keep the top in-state recruit home, after signing DT Adam McLean in 2015 and OT Damian Prince in 2014.
Besides Michigan and Florida, Davis also received offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Ohio State and Michigan State, among others.
Maryland's future on the offensive line is looking extremely bright, as a potential lineup including Davis, Prince, Derwin Gray and Quarvez Boulware would consist of three four-stars and one five-star, and that doesn't even include Richard Merritt, the four-star guard who committed to Maryland in December. Such a blue-chip offensive line would have to look attractive to Haskins, whose commitment to the program is unclear amidst reports that Mike Locksley, the staff's top recruiter, is not expected to return to the program.